A rare plan of Genoa by Le Rouge. Showing the fortified city with the adjacent streets, title on top, key on the right. Decorated with a compass rose.I can, find no other for sale.Printed on heavy paper.

Interestingly with original wash colour.Very good condition.

code : M2404

Cartographer : ROUGE LE Georges-Louis

Date : 1745 Paris

Size : 32*47cms

availability : Sold

Price : Sold

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Lieutenant George-Louis Le ROUGE

Lieutenant George-Louis Le Rouge (c.1712-c.1790) was born in Hanover, Germany. He became a Lieutenant in the regiment of Saxe before establishing himself as a publisher, compiler and editor of maps in Paris. He later became the “Ingenieur Geographe de Roi”.

Le Rouge is particularly known for such atlas works as the “Atlas Nouveau” of 1746 and the “Atlas Nouveau Portatif ...” or the “Introduction A La Geographie” of 1756 – French publications of some merit.

Le Rouge was initially a military “Ingenieur” for fortifications and he was also a map-maker for the army and Marine Royale. He was active between 1740 and 1780, in Paris at, rue des Augustins.