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A Set of Plans and
Forts in America, 1765.



Published in 1765 by Mary Ann Rocque, widow of John Rocque and Topographer to His Royal Highness the Duke of Glouchester, this book contains 30 plans of forts in North America. Published after the English victory over the French, Rocque's plans were drawn from previously published maps. In many ways this small book was intended as a paean to British victory and a celebration of the enlarged empire.