CARTE DU JAPON ET DE LA COREE
Attractive uncommon map of Japan and Korea.
The title cartouche illustrates three Japanese gods, giving the names of only two: Iebis, god of the sea; and Tossitoku, god of fortune. A note in the lower left corner notes that most names of villages are not marked due to the publics probable lack of interest
Excellent hand colour
Very good condition
code : M4289
Cartographer : ROUGE LE Georges-Louis
Date : 1748 Paris
Size : 20.5*27.5cms
availability : Available
Price : £235
Lieutenant George-Louis Le ROUGE
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”.
Le Rouge is particularly known for such atlas works as the “Atlas Nouveau” of 1746 and the “Atlas Nouveau Portatif ...” or the “Introduction A La Geographie” of 1756 – French publications of some merit.
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.