Engraved map on laid paper. Sheet 650 x 445mm. 25½ x 17½". Trimmed within plate, lacking decorative rococo printed frame, some repaired tears.
The important buildings, gardens, streets and geographical features of mid-18th century Chelsea are captioned; including the Military College, Ranelagh Gardens, Chelsea Waterworks and Chelsea Bridge. The course of the Thames is visible in the lower right portion. This plate formed the extreme lower left corner of ‘London, Westminster And Southwark’ the iconic 24 sheet map, with a scale of 26 inches to a mile, surveyed by John Rocque (1736 - 1762) between 1735 and 1746. The map was engraved by John Pine and first published October 1746 by John Pine at the Golden Head against Burlington House Piccadilly and John Tinney at the Golden Lion Fleet Street. This is an early printing.
BL: Maps * 3480.(293.)
[Ref: 18215] £290.00