John Rocque was born in France around 1709 and moved to England with his parents as a young child. His career began through producing drawings of new and existing garden designs which led to him becoming a surveyor and map maker. In 1747 he published his Map of London, Westminster and Southwark at a scale of 26 inches to the mile (approximately 1:2400). It was printed on 24 sheets and was the most detailed map of London published at this time. Rocque went on to publish an atlas of England and Wales and became cartographer to the Prince of Wales.
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