Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
P.O. Box 863,
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A good sharp impression of the first edition of John Rocque’s reduced version of the famous 24 sheet map of London. In 1746 Rocque produced the two most important plans of London during the Georgian period. A 16 sheet map of London and its environs and an even larger 24 sheet plan of the city of London itself. Both were quite clearly show pieces and not easy to use. Hence the desire to produced reduced versions. An 8 sheet map was published and this 2 sheet map in 1749. It was published in London by John Pine, John Tinney and Thomas Bowles and dedicated to Michael Folkes the President of the Royal Society. The map illustrates a London which had not yet expanded much into the East End and in the west we find the region north of Oxford Street still largely undeveloped. Darlington & Howgego (1964) no. 100.1.

... this Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster and Borough of Southwark, with the Contiguous Buildings ...

John Tinney, John Pine and Thomas Bowles, London, 20 May 1749
480 x 910 mm., two sheets joined as issued, with a short tear just into the image, repaired, lower left, one small waxmark towards the upper centre, small hole at double fold to be expected, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 6145


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