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Book Description

A New Map of France in which the Post Stages are Exactly Express’d, with the Number of Leagues from place to place; by John Rocque, published by Rocque and Sayer London 1773. On folding linen in 15 sections, size 60 by 47.5 cm. Four scales: Italian Miles, French Grandes Leagues, French Leagues and English miles, approximately 35 miles to the inch. Rocque describes Post Stages in these words: “a post is two leagues, post and a half three leagues, double post four leagues”. Includes a decorative cartouche with the title in a romantic rural scene. Heights are shown in a stylised manner. Hand coloured. Folds into original marbled slipcase. Map and case both in VG condition.
Author Rocque
Date 1773
Binding Folds into slipcase
Publisher Rocque and Sayer
Illustrator Rocque
Condition VG

Price: £295.00

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