Eighteenth Century map of Flanders (Belgium)
Title: La Flandre Le Haynaut a Paris
Publication: Nouvel Atlas Portatif
Description: Late 18th century map of Belgium, orientated West to East.
Condition: Good imprint, original outline colouring, small margins.
Image size: 200 x 280mm
8 x 11". approx.
Order No. 1852
18th century map of Belgium by Le Rouge for sale
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”.
He specialised in atlases of plans and fortifications, his works include:
Theatre de la Guerre en Allemagne 1741.
Nouvel Atlas Portatif, 1748 and 1756.
Description du Chateau de Chambord 1750
Recueil des Plans de L'Amerique 1755.
Recueil des Cotes Maritimes de France 1757.
Atlas Prussien 1758.
Recueil des Ville, Ports, d'Angleterre 1759.
Topographie des Chemins de l'Angleterre 1760.
Recueil des Fortifications, Forts et Ports de mere de France 1760.
Curiosites de Londres 1765.
Curiosities de Paris 1768.
Atlas Ameriquain Septentrinal 1778.
Pilote Ameriquain Septentrinal 1778-9.
Le Rouge's works on England and America were not original, but reductions or copies of English Surveys, and some after Bellin. 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.