Georges Louis Le Rouge; 1712 - 1790.
A man of many a talent, Le Rouge was a military engineer
by profession. He turned publisher in Paris around 1740, producing
till 1781 a wide range of attractive works covering: plans
of fortification, military campaigns, town plans, atlases,
sea charts, topographic maps, architecture drawings, garden
Most of his publications were in rather small formats: quarto
or octavo, but he also printed individual maps and some atlases
in large format.
He is mostly known for his maps of north America: in particular
the 1742 "Recueil des cartes nouvelles", the 1755 "Recueil
des plans de l'Amerique", and above all the 1778 "Atlas ameriquain
septentrional" and the "Pilote americain septentrional", both
showing with great precision the details of the seat of the
American war of independence.
L'Espagne suivant les nouvelles observations.
This map (10 3/16" X 7 ¾") was probably engraved for the
1748 "Atlas nouveau portatif".
It is not known when it was printed, tentatively for the third
edition published by Crepy in 1767.
It describes the political organization of the Iberian peninsula
at that time:
- the kingdom of Portugal,
- the kingdom of Algarve (which will be annexed to Portugal
in 1773 following the massive destruction due to the 1755
- Spain (itself a collection of kingdoms, provinces and principalities).
- Gibraltar, ceded to Britain in 1704.
- Curiously, no mention is made of Andorra (independent since
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