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Channel Islands Antique Map - John Rocque

John Rocque antique map of Channel Islands18th century map of Jersey and Guernsey
Guernsey Jersey and Alderney map by Rocque
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The Islands of Guernsey and Jersey by John Rocque from "Small British Atlas" c.1753.

Condition: Good, folding copy, later hand colouring.

Title: An antique map of The Channel Islands
Medium: Hand coloured engraving. Image Size: 000 x 000mm, 00 x 00" approx.
Order No. 2809 Price: £95.00 Paper Size: 000 x 000mm, 00 x 00" approx.
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John Rocque
Of Huguenot extraction, Rocque began his career in 1734: his French extraction is reflected in the subtitle to his Small British Atlas, which was Le Petit Atlas Britannique. Surveyor, engraver andpublisher, Rocque earned a considerable reputation as a skilled large scale surveyor, especially for his town plans which included a very large scale plane of London on twenty four sheets, and a large scale map of Exeter. By 1753 he had become Topographer to the Prince of Wales.

A fire in 1750 destroyed a large amount of his stock . On his death (c.1762), his wife Mary A. Rocque carried on the business.

18th century map of the Channel Islands by John Rocque.

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