"These maps are among the best known and most frequently consulted maps in The National Archives. You can search and download more than 60 different maps depicting plantations, fortifications and townships in Ireland during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. They are among the earliest cartographic representations of Ireland and include the famous map of Hibernia drawn by John Goghe in 1567 (catalogue reference MPF 1/68). These maps come from the 'State Papers Ireland', the main record of government business in the early modern period. The maps were originally bound with papers in a specific map series, SP 64, which runs parallel to the main series of State Papers Ireland in SP 63, among which maps can also be found. These maps have been extracted from SP 64, and now bear the map extract references MPF 1/35 to MPF 1/102"