Le Rouge, George

1760

Terrestrial and celestial globes

Globe Terrestre and Globe Celeste

DESCRIPTION: Antique old French copper-plate engraving ca. 1748 of two globes: a terrestrial globe and a celestial globe. A celestial globe is a spherical representation of the celestial sphere, showing the apparent positions of the stars and constellations in the sky. The engraving includes additional representations: of the points of the compass, a solar eclipse, lunar eclipse, and the relative sizes of the astronomical bodies.

From le Rouge's "Atlas Nouveau Portatif à l'usage des militaires et du voyageur" published from Paris. George Le Rouge was a Paris-based engineer and surveyor originally from Germany who had a shop on the Rue Des Grands Augustins. Le Rouge's tireless work earned him the title "Geographe du Roi".

CREATOR: Le Rouge, George

PUBLICATION DATE: 1760

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: World

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Single vertical centerfold.

COLORING: Old hand color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 11 " x 9 "

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PRICE: $180


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