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Roque, John
A PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER AND BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK. LONDON: JOHN PINE & JOHN TINNEY, 1746 [BUT C.1749]
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LOT SOLD. 81,250 GBP
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Roque, John
A PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER AND BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK. LONDON: JOHN PINE & JOHN TINNEY, 1746 [BUT C.1749]
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Roque, John
A PLAN OF THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER AND BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK. LONDON: JOHN PINE & JOHN TINNEY, 1746 [BUT C.1749]
Large engraved wall map in 24 sheets, (2145 x 4320mm., when joined; 715 x 540mm., individual sheet size), engraved ornamental border and cartouches, with additional engraved "key" sheet (535 x 713mm.), housed together in brown portfolio with ties, a few minor repairs (mostly marginal), strengthening to folds, occasional small and unobtrusive worm-holes, slight stain to F1
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Catalogue Note

A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY DETAILED WALL MAP OF LONDON.

Rocque’s plan of London was the first survey since that carried out by William Morgan in the aftermath of the Great Fire. It was larger than any earlier published map of London as a whole, and at a scale of 26 inches to a mile, it is a primary record for the city in the mid-eighteenth century.

Second edition from c.1749 with no changes to the title or imprint, but with some minor alterations to the map, such as the addition of Chesterfield House on sheet A2 (completed in 1749), John Street and Hill Street.

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