Antique Map of German region Baden-Württemberg
Back to: Germany
Title: La Franconie le cours du main un partie de celuy du Rhim a Paris
Publication: Atlas Nouveau Portatif à l'usage des militaires et du voyageur?
Date: Published circa 1748.
Description: Map of the German region Baden-Württemberg, with decorative title cartouche. With manuscript notes in left margin giving some historical information about the region.
The atlas was dedicated to le Comte de Maurepas, and was sold by Le Rouge, Prault, Robinot and Briasson in Paris.
Condition: Good bold imprint, paper excellent, original outline colouring, folding copy.
Image size: 160 x 210mm
6.25 x 8.25". approx.
Order No. 1860
Lieutenant George-Louis Le Rouge (c.1712-c.1790)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.