- Also known as
primary name: Rocque, John
other name: Rocque, Jean
- individual; printmaker; British; French; Male
- Life dates
- fl. 1736-1762
- near Old Round-Court in the Strand, London, and on the Batchelors-Walk, Dublin
- Map maker and print publisher.
Two trade cards in Heal Collection: Heal,17.132 advertises "A list of works of John Rocque, Chorographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales..." Heal's annotations on mount: "Compare similar price list in A.H. collection (Heal,17.133) of the works of John Rocque, topographer to His Majesty and sold by his widow Mary Ann Rocque. Chubbs 'Printed Maps' says he published in London 1734-1762. He moved to the Strand some time after 1750."
- J.Varley, Imago Mundi V 1948, pp.83-91
H.Phillips, London Topog. Soc. Record XV 1952, pp.9-25 on JR's career
R. Hyde, Portraying London mid-century - John Rocque and the brothers Buck, in S. O'Connell, London 1753, BM exhibition catalogue, 2003.
John Montague, 'New Light on John Rocque: His Career as Artist-Engraver and His Two Great City Maps of London (1746) and Dublin (1756', Imago Mundi, Jue 2022, pp. 31-62.