Rocques Map of Dublin vs. Rocques maps of County Dublin

Rocques Map of Dublin vs. Rocques maps of County Dublin

Postby ro_G » Mon May 05, 2003 10:03 am

This weekend I pulled a large version of Rocques map of Dublin from the attic. A bit battered but big and detailed (1931 reproduction)

However, when looking through the interweb I found that Rocque went al the ways out to Tallaght. Anyone know if there is continuity of maps - i.e. Dublin to Blessington mapped over several sheets or did Rocque do the environs in patches?

Detail of Rocques Survey of County Dublin with Tallaght centred on view
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Postby GrahamH » Mon May 05, 2003 6:20 pm

Wow! You have a version that you have to PULL out of the attic?! Lucky you! I've to make do with a feckity print split over 2 pages in a book, with christchurch being half the size of a baked bean! (or any bean for that matter)

(I don't know the answer to your question)
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Postby ro_G » Mon May 05, 2003 7:45 pm

It's brown print and mounted on brown board and is 1ft8"x2ft4" - it was "Reproduced by the Ordnance Survey Dept, Phoenix Park, Dublin, to mark the Bi-Centenary of the Royal Dublin Society, 25th June 1931"

The 1756 map goes from Glassnevin/North Strand at the North to Harolds Cross/Rathfarnham Road on the South.

The Tallaght map (linked above) is dated at 1760, while the Rocques map of Dublin City and Environs is from 1756 (which you all probably know).

Perhaps he did such a good job of the City that he was commissioned to do the 'here be dragons' outskirts of Tallaght.
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Postby ro_G » Mon May 05, 2003 7:53 pm

JOHN ROCQUE c. 1704-62

1756 An Exact Survey of the City of Dublin: 4 sheets 1757 Re-issued on one sheet
1760 County of Dublin: 4 sheets 1799, 1802 Re-issued by Laurie and Whittle in reduced form
1760 County Armagh: 4 sheets
1764 Plans of various other towns
1765 A Map of the Kingdom of Ireland: 4 sheets

http://www.antiquemaps.co.uk/book/chapter17.html
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