Find Your Way Round Mid-Georgian London (1746)
Format: CD ROM
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Publisher: Motco Enterprises Limited
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Find your way round Mid-Georgian London. John Rocque’s 24 sheet 26 inch to the mile, 1746 map of London, Westminster and Southwark with an index of more than 5,500 street and place names. This map is based on Rocque’s original survey at the time. The first map to be based on an original survey since that of William Morgan in 1682.
These CDs of maps of London are unique. The quality of the large map images is much higher than can be achieved with normal scanning, the maps are fully indexed for all street and place names and the CDs include expert commentary by Ralph Hyde, formerly Keeper of Prints and Maps at the London Guildhall Library, who has greater knowledge of this field than anyone is ever likely to have again.
All the map CDs feature the “yellow circle” navigation (currently the 1862 map CD is an exception to this as it was published before this facility was developed). When you select a name from the place name index the map is positioned so that the chosen location is visible and indicated by a yellow circle, including when zooming in on the larger scale images.
The CDs are popular with researchers, in particular for genealogy. They are PC and Mac compatible, well presented and make excellent gifts.