ANTIGUE UNE DES ANTILLES
Fine map of Antigua with locations of forts, settlements, and plantations with details of the coastline, anchorages and navigational hazards. George Louis Le Rouge was active from 1740- till 1780 as a publisher, and was appointed engineer for the King of France. From his Atlas Nouveau Portatif ? l'usage des militaires et du voyageur? The atlas was dedicated to le Comte de Maurepas, and was sold by Le Rouge, Prault, Robinot and Briasson in Paris.
good hand colour.
Very good condition.
code : M3261
Cartographer : ROUGE LE Georges-Louis
Date : 1746 Paris
Size : 21*28cms
availability : Available
Price : £115
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.