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Rare first edition of Rocque's spectacular map of the post roads of Europe in original colors

Place/Date: London / 1758
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Title: A General Map of the Post Roads of Europe wherein all the post stages with their distances are particularly expressed.
Dimensions
91 x 86 cm (36 x 34 in)
Identifier
NL-00542
Coloring
Hand color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

Rare first edition of the finest (and one of the earliest) post road maps of Europe.

Cartographer(s)

John Rocque

John Rocque (ca. 1709–1762) was an influential surveyor, cartographer, engraver, and map-seller. He moved to England as a child with his parents, who were French Huguenot émigrés.

Condition Description

Laid on new linen for long-term preservation. Excellent.

References

BNF ark:/12148/btv1b530929611

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