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'Near Ten Miles Around' - John Rocque and the growth of East London

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 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
 £5

This talk and document viewing will tell the story of the growth and development of East London, using sections of John Rocque's 1746 map.

Near Ten Miles Around - John Rocque and the growth of London

Join us for an exciting in-person event at the London Metropolitan Archives to explore the fascinating journey of London's growth through the work of 18th Century cartographer John Rocque.

Discover how Rocque's 1746 map 'An Exact Survey of the city's of London Westminster ye Borough of Southwark and the Country near ten miles round / begun in 1741 & ended in 1745' charts the early modern expansion of London into previously suburban and rural regions of what is now Greater London, using this highly detailed and beautifully engraved map of London and its environs as a starting point.

We will be giving a a 30 minute talk, followed by a 30 minute document viewing and handling sessions in which you will get a chance to see and handle original and reproduced engravings of Rocque's famous plans of Georgian London.


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 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
 £5

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2024-04-23 12:30 2024-04-23 12:30 Europe/London 'Near Ten Miles Around' - John Rocque and the growth of East London This talk and document viewing will tell the story of the growth and development of East London, using sections of John Rocque's 1746 map. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/04/23/near-ten-miles-around-john-rocque-and-the-growth-of-east-london-382428 London Metropolitan Archives,40 Northampton Rd,,London

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London Metropolitan Archives,

40 Northampton Rd,
London,
EC1R 0HB

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