He's got the whole world in His hands, and while you can't hope to compete with that, you can have the whole country of Ireland in yours. This meticulous reproduction of an antique map of Ireland, originally hand-drawn in 1801, has been encased in a crystal-clear glass paperweight handmade by modern master Joe Kelly of Irish Routes, allowing you to survey every last detail. It's all right there—in the palm of your hand.
Reproduction of an antique 1801 Ireland map
Encased in glass paperweight
Measures approximately 4" in diameter
Made by Joe Kelly of Irish Routes
Imported from County Meath, Ireland
Did You Know? Decorative glass paperweights fit easily into the hand and are actually meant to be handled and viewed from various directions through the dome, which acts like a lens to help the viewer gain appreciation of the fine detail of the work within.
About the Artist. Joe Kelly, the master artist behind Irish Routes, creates handmade reproduction antique maps from his studio in Piltown, Drogheda, Co. Meath, Ireland. A native of Co. Louth, Joe began making his reproduction antique maps approximately two years ago but has been collecting antique maps for many years. So, as is often the case, a hobby has evolved into a unique "cottage industry."