Le Rouge, George

1757

Title Page from Recueil des Cotes Maritimes de France

Title Page from Recueil des Cotes Maritimes de France sur quatre Lieues de large environs en 50 feuilles

DESCRIPTION: Title page in landscape format from an atlas of the coasts of France printed in 1757. The copperplate engraving shows a scene of ships navigating near a rocky coast inset into a decorative scroll-work cartouche decorated with implements of war. Dedicated to the Comte de Clermont.

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: 1757

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Fair  Chain-laid paper. Slight browning, due to age. Diagonal fold at far top left. Extra fold wrinkling at the centerfold has been largely flattened but still visible. Two small holes at bottom outside platemark that will not be visible when matted.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Unknown

SIZE:  " x "

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PRICE: $100


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