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
- 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
- Title (alt.):
Cartes generales de l'Amérique Septentrionale : en les quelles sont exprimès les nouvelles routes, forts, batailles, &c. d'après les observations qui ou etè faites depuis l'an 1754, jusqu'a l'an 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.
- Rocque, John, d. 1762
- Name on Item:
drawn by the late John Rocque, topographer to his majesty.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
North America--Maps--Early works to 1800
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763--Maps--Early works to 1800
North America (area)
- 1 map on 2 sheets : hand col. ; 85 x 89 cm., on sheets 54 x 98 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
published acording to the act by M.A. Rocque ... & A. Dury
Scale [ca. 1:9,500,000]
Relief shown pictorially.
Identifies pre- and post-war boundaries.
Title in French and English.
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Women in Cartography: Five Centuries of Accomplishments" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015-2016.
- Call #:
G3300 1762 .R63