5 April 2016
LE ROUGE, George Louis (fl.1740 - 80). Recueil des côtes maritimes de France… Paris: by the author, 1757.
4° (251 x 210 mm). Engraved double-page title, engraved folding maps, 50 engraved double-page maps. (Short tear to fold of folding map.) Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, red morocco lettering-piece.
FIRST EDITION. The folding map is the key to the 50 maps in this atlas. “G. L. Le Rouge specialized more on atlases of plans and fortifications. He was educated as a military engineer” (Tooley). Phillips Atlases 5998; Tooley, p. 44.
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