George Louis le Rouge. “L’Asie.” Paris: le Rouge, 1747. Engraving. 19 1/2 x 24 3/4. Trimmed close to left neat line, as issued. With repairs of old tears, especially at folds. Overall, very good condition and excellent strike.
A very good map of Asia issued in Le Rouge’s Atlas nouveau portatif. George Louis le Rouge (fl. 1740-80) was one in the line of great French cartographers beginning with Nicolas Sanson, rising to become the Geographer to the French King. This map, based on the latest astronomical observations from the Academy in Moscow, bespeaks the quality of his work. Rivers, mountains, lakes, countries, cities, and so forth are shown clearly and with significant accuracy. Along the left is a table of the divisions of Asia—political and religious. A fine map of the continent.