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The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden​
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This very rare four-sheet plan of the environs of London is derived from the monumental and less manageable sixteen sheet map of 1746 first published by Mary Ann Rocque’s husband John Rocque. This is an example of the FIRST STATE published by Mary Ann Rocque alone. A second state exists bearing the imprints of Carington Bowles and Robert Sayer issued after she passed much of the business to them c.1769. The map extends from Tottenham High Cross to Woolwich, to Morden and Hounslow. The imprint below advertises the cost of the map which is given as ’16s in Sheets, Fitted up L1 1s’. Jean Rocque (c.1704-62), to use his native name, was a Huguenot émigré who at an early age settled in England. By 1734 he was a surveyor, engraver and publisher. His work is renowned for its beauty as well as its accuracy and several important large scale maps were produced by him. Provenance: Faupel Catalogue 111 no. 107. Darlington & Howgego (1964) 124; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
ROCQUE, Mary Ann

The Environs of London Reduced from an Actual Survey in 16 Sheets. By the Late John Rocque ... with New Improvements to the Year 1763

M . A. Rocque the Co[r]ner of Round Court in the Strand, London, 1763
880 x 1270 mm., in total, in four loose sheets in very good condition.
Stock number: 7217


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