Ref: Lon008, 1746, John Rocque
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The country near 10 miles round London circa 1746. Part of including Hounslow, Isleworth, Sheen, Richmond, Petersham and Twickenham. John Roque (1709 - 1762) was a Hugenot refugee and came to England in 1709 with his parents fleeing persecution in France. He was an engraver and mapmaker and published his map of the country near 10 miles round London in 1746. The map we reproduce here is part of that map.
In 1745 Charles Stuart advances as far south as Derby. In 1746 Charles Stuart is defeated at Culloden. In 1746 the Roman city of Pompeii is discovered near Naples. The population of London rises to around 690,000.
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