An Exact Survey of Chiswick and Hammersmith, 1745 by John Rocque



Title

An Exact Survey of Chiswick and Hammersmith, 1745

Artist

John Rocque

Ref GM1514
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 36" x 18" (90 x 46 cm)
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Description  
A historic map of Chiswick and Hammersmith from the 18th century. Engraved from a survey made by John Rocque, the map shows a detailed depiction of Georgian London; showing not only buildings and roads, but also orchards, ploughed lands, pasture, hedges and fences. Chiswick is shown to be made up of four little villages: Chiswick, Strand-on-the-Green, Little Sutton and Turnham Green, whilst Hammersmith is shown to be an expanding rural settlement. This map is rightly one of the most famous delineations of London, showing the first cartographic documentation of the explosive growth of London in the 18th century.