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Plan general du palais & jardins de Kensington situé dans le conté de Middlesex, a 2 miles de Londres

Plan general du palais & jardins de Kensington situé dans le conté de Middlesex, a 2 miles de Londres

Cartographer: Rocque, John

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1736

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 10.1

Item number: 1

Length: 533

Width: 914

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale ratio: 1'' : 200 Feet (1 : 2400)

Map scale description: 4 1/2'' : 900 Feet

On this plan of Kensington Palace and Gardens, the key is at bottom left, with title and dedication at bottom centre, and scale bar at bottom left. The Kensington Gardens were originally attached to Nottingham House, which was bought in 1689 by William III and turned into Kensington Palace. Queen Mary took a great interest in the gardens and had them landscaped by royal gardeners in formal Dutch patterns. 

Uprooted by order of Queen Anne at the beginning of the 18th century, the Dutch gardens were replaced in 1726 by this Wise and Bridgeman design, which included the round pond, the Broad Walk and the Temple Lodge.

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