John Rocque’s rare index to his large wall map of Dublin, including a price list of all Rocque’s published works

By ROCQUE, John, 1756 
£1,200
£720

An Index adapted to the plan of the City and suburbs of Dublin, from an actual and exact survey made by J. Rocque, etc. — Le Guide, etc. Eng.

Natural History, Science & Medicine
  • Author: ROCQUE, John
  • Publication place: Dublin
  • Publisher: Printed for the Author, and sold at his House opposite the Bagnio-slip on the Batchelor’s-walk, and G. Faulkner in Essex-street
  • Publication date: 1756.
  • Physical description: Octavo. viii, [3], 8–35, [5] pages; red marbled paper wrappers.
  • Dimensions: 220 by 150mm. (8.75 by 6 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12768

Notes

The index to the map is followed by price list of all Rocque’s published works, affording an insight into the market for maps and prints in eighteenth century London.

The works are as follows:

London (24 sheets, 16 sheets, reductions of both on 2 sheet); Dublin (4 sheet and 1 sheet), and environs of Dublin (1 sheet); Paris and the Country adjacent (7 sheet and 1 sheet); Rome (1 sheet), Shropshire (4 sheets), City of Paris (1 sheet); Bristol (4 sheet and 1 sheet), Exeter (2 sheet); Pontefract, Richmond Garden; Wilton, the Seat of the Earl of Pembroke; Chiswick, the Seat of the late Earl of Burlington; Esher, the Seat of the late Right Hon. Henry Pelham; Kensington Garden; Claremount Plan and Views; The Earl of Lincoln’s Garden; Chebucto Harbour and Town of Halifax; Plan of York; Plan of Geneva; Plan of Calais; Map of the Island of Minorca; Plan of the Castle of St Philips; Plan of Toulon; Plan of the City of Lima; British Atlas; Plan of Berlin; St Edmund Bury; Plan of the Camp of Thurles; View of the Citadel of Plymouth; The Quarter-master Maps, or Cromwell’s Map of England (6 sheets); View of Greenwich Hospital; Plan of Constantinople; View of Constantinople from the Hellespont; Plan of the Seraglio; View of the Seraglio; London before the Fire, by Holor [sic]; Plan of Nimes; View of Nimes; Plan of Montpelier; Plan of Mentz; Plan of Thionville; Plan of Dunkirk; Plan of Madrass and Fort St George; a set of 15 town views by Silvester; a book of 60 Ornaments by Brunetti; Twelve Heads of Raphael; Twelve Beasts by Oudry; a set of Horses; Four Lanskips by Bergham; A New map of France (6 sheets); Berkshire (6 sheets); Middlesex (4 sheets). The catalogue ends with the following: N.B. Said Rocque imports great variety of Maps, Plans, Views, Sieges, Battles, &c. as soon as published”.

Rare. We are only able to trace two institutional examples: Cambridge University Library, and The British Library. 

Bibliography

  1. BL Maps.198.c.17.

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