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A general map of North America : in which is express'd the several new roads, forts, engagements, &c, taken from actual surveys and observations made in the army employ'd there, from the years 1754, to 1761

Following her London-based husband John's death in 1762, Mary Ann Rocque administered his estate and carried on his map business for six years as the publisher of his works. This 1761 map of America published by "M.A. Rocque" was protected by an Act of Parliament, as it states under the bottom neatline, meaning that it was copyrighted and there were penalties for stealing the design and reusing it under another name. Mary Ann sometimes used her initials in the imprint, as on this map. Consequently, much of her work was unrecognized as that produced by a woman in the map trade.

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Creator

Rocque, John, d. 1762

Date

[1762]

Name on Item

drawn by the late John Rocque, topographer to his majesty.

Publisher

published acording to the act by M.A. Rocque ... & A. Dury

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:9,500,000]

Language

English; French

Location

Boston Public Library

Collection (local)

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection

Subjects
  • North America--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • North America
  • North and Central America
  • United States
Extent

1 map on 2 sheets : hand col. ; 85 x 89 cm., on sheets 54 x 98 cm.

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • No known restrictions on use.
Notes
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Identifies pre- and post-war boundaries.
  • Title in French and English.

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