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CAMBRIDGESHIRE, John Roque, England Displayed, Antique County Map 1769

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A  fine, detailed, copper engraved antique map of

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

A lovely old map  on hand laid paper of the county of Cambridgeshire in the latter half of the 18th century.

By John Rocque for  

" England Displayed being a new, Complete and Accurate Survey and Description  of the Kingdom of England and Principality of Wales."

By  P.Russell & O.Price and published, London 1769 by Adlard & Browne.

The map bears a fleur de lis compass rose and scale of miles.

Fine  condition, a crisp dark impression and blank verso.

Measuring approx. 8"  x  6.5" ( 200mm x 160mm) to the clearly defined platemark with wide margins beyond.

Please go to close ups for a further image

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John Rocque was a surveyor and cartographer. The son of French Huguenot's who came to England in 1709.

In addition to his work as surveyor and mapmaker, Rocque was an engraver and map-seller. Rocque is now mainly remembered for his map of London. He began work on this in 1737 and it was published in 24 printed sheets in 1747. It was by far the most detailed map of London published up to that time, and remains an important historical resource.

The map of London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the  Prince of Wales  in 1751. A fire in 1750 destroyed his premises and stock, but by 1753 he was employing ten draughtsmen, and produced "The Small British Atlas: Being a New set of Maps of all the Counties of England and Wales" . Thirty three of these maps were reprinted in "England Displayed...." in 1769


 GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 240 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS 

 

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