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

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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.