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ROCQUE, John

A General Map of the Post Roads of Europe wherein all the post stages with their distances are particularly expressed, by John Rocque, Topgorapher to the King. Carte Générale des Postes de l'Europe : dans laquelle on a tracé toutes les routes, et marqué tous les lieux où la poste est établie London: Chez Robert Sayer, Fleet Street, as the Act directs. May 26th 1786.

Original large hand-coloured engraved map (overall 85 x 90 cm.) dissected into 24 sections, laid on linen, edged with green silk and folded into original marbled paper covered slip case (23 x 15 cm.), paper label. Engraved by J. Gibson. Slip-case rubbed and a with some wear at the opening, the map itself with particularly fine colour and in excellent condition.

Originally published by John Rocque (1704-1762) in 1758 this is a rare later issue published by Sayer with just the Cambridge and British Library copies listed on Copac.

Price £ 1850.00
Stock Code 51137
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