Manuscript plan of the Rotterdam by Barthélemy de La Rocque. Created 1760.

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Stunning 18th Century Manuscript Plan of Rotterdam.

Manuscript map of Rotterdam, Delfshaven and surroundings by Barthélemy de La Rocque, a well-known Swiss draftsman and engraver. Shows the two cities at the Maas and 6 detailed sailing ships. In the surroundings canals, garden plants and pastures. Labelled with Kralingen, Rubroek and Schoonderloo. To the bottom left a beautiful title cartouche with coat of arms and putti. To the right a compass rose. Outside of the frame a scale bar.

Drawn with black ink on paper, wash colours in green, red, yellow and brown. Signed in the cartouche La Rocque f. 1760.


CartographerBarthélemy de La Rocque
Publisher, Year1760
Plate Size33.0 x 42.8 cm (13.0 x 16.9 inches)
Sheet Size37.8 x 47.7 cm (14.9 x 18.8 inches)


The centrefold was formerly split and is backed now, two tears in upper margins also backed. Slightly yellowed.


Barthélemy de La Rocque, also Bartholomaeus Roque, was a Swiss painter, draftsman and engraver. He came from Geneva to Copenhagen in 1739 and worked in Denmark until 1750. During this time he created views of Christianshavn, etchings of King Christian VI. and 7 large views of Copenhagen. He produced works for the Den Danske Vitruvius, a richly illustrated work on Danish monumental buildings, and worked for the Royal Collection. Later he worked in Germany, among others for the landgrave Hessen-Darmstadt and in the Palatinate. In 1759 he was mentioned as Hofkupfertecher in Mannheim.

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Manuscript plan of the Rotterdam by Barthélemy de La Rocque. Created 1760.

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