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 from an atlas of the coasts of France, "Recueil des Cotes Maritimes de 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 (1712-1790)was a German-born Paris-based engineer and surveyor who had a shop on the Rue des Grands Augustins. Le Rouge's tireless work for the King earned him the title "Geographe du Roi".

Le Rouge's important works include his edition of the Franklin/ Timothy Folger chart of the Gulf Stream (after Franklin [1]) " and the Pilote américain septentrional (1778) which published Plan de Boston avec les Sondes et les Directions pour la Navigation : traduit de l'Anglais" and "Ocean Atlantique et Mers Adjacentes en quatre feuilles…" [1] Mount and Page. London. 1768.

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: 104 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $150


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