Rocque's rare plan of Gibraltar
By ROCQUE, John , 1758

Plan of the Peninsula and part of the Isthmus of Gibraltar. Inscribed to John Putland Esqr. by his most humble Servant Jon. Rocque 1758.

Europe Spain & Portugal
  • Author: ROCQUE, John
  • Publication place: [London
  • Publisher: John Rocque,]
  • Publication date: 1758.
  • Physical description: Engraved plan, fine original full wash colour.
  • Dimensions: 270 by 710mm (10.75 by 28 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2566


First state of Rocque’s rare and detailed plan of Gilbraltar.

A key below the plan lists of the most prominent defences and fortifications, together with the position of the Spanish batteries during the siege of 1727.

Rare we are only able to trace two institutional examples: in the British Library and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

Scale: 700 feet to one inch.


  1. Map Forum, John Rocque Catalogue of his engraved works, no.97, 2005.