England and WalesDrawn from the most Accurate Surveys. Containing all the Cities, Boroughs, Market Towns & Villages. In Which are included all the improvements and observations both Astronomical and topographical , which have been made by Members of the Royal Society & others Down to the present year.
[London: John Rocque] 1761.
Engraved map, one sheet only (of two). Dissected and laid on linen, with tab and title label in French mss. Superb original colour. 590 x 1000mm (23¼ x 39¼"). A few water streaks.
The northern half of Rocque's large format map of England and Wales, in exceptional original colour. It was published towards the end of the Seven Years' War, when the British were getting the upper hand and thus becoming the dominant world power. This is reflected in the superb title cartouches, which features Britannia with the Cap of Liberty, the British Lion and the Greek gods Athena and Mercury.
[Ref: 33686] £480.00