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[Kensington Palace] Plan Generale du Palais & Jardins di Kensington Situé dans le Conté de Middlesex
[Kensington Palace] Plan Generale du Palais & Jardins di Kensington Situé dans le Conté de Middlesex a 2 miles de Londres tres Exactement Levé dessiené & Gravé par Jean Rocque 1736. To the Queen's ,ost Excellent Majesty, This Plan of y.e Royal Palace and Gardens of Kensington Is most humbly Inscrib'd by your Majesty's most Dutiful Loyal & Obedient Subject John Rocque.
Survey'd Drawn Engrav'd and Publish'd According to Act of Parliament by John Rocque.
Engraved map with hand colour. Framed, sight size 530 x 650mm (21 x 25½"). Trimmed into image on left and bottom, borders rebuilt at bottom with some expert manuscript fill, some creasing. Unexamined out of frame.
A fine survey of the grounds of Kensington Palace, laid out as ornamental gardens as designed by Charles Bridgman for Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George II. The dedication cartouche features gardening tools. John Rocque (c.1702-62), a Huguenot émigré, became England's leading estate surveyor, enabling him to create his greatest achievement, his 24-sheet survey of London, 1746.
[Ref: 61573]   £580.00  
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