L'Amerique Suivant Le R. P. Charlevoix Jte. Mr. De La Condamine, Et Plusieurs Autres Nouvle. Observations a Paris Par Le Sr. Le Rouge Ing. Geographe Du Roy. Rue Des Grs. Augustins 1746
by Le Rouge, George Louis
Paris. Very Good. 1753. Map. An engraved map of North and South America at the middle of the 18th century, with outline coloring. Some creasing at center fold, several short tears and one 6" tear from the lower edge into an ocean portion, neatly repaired. The map contains a table at the lower left and further notes at the lower right, with a brightly colored and ornate title illustration. Designed by George LeRouge, Louis XV's royal cartographer, the map has a title dated 1746, but is from 1753. The California coast is delineated up to Cap Mendocin, where pure speculation takes over. Alaska and its relationship to the mainland are just an indistinct guess. A Riv. De Louest spans the continent of North America. Collector Warren Heckrotte points out that "In North Pacific Chirikof's voyage is shown and in North America the presumed waterway discovered by De Fonte's. This material was added in 1753, not with the original engraving. This map and Le Rouge's 1744 world map have been pointed out as being the first cartographic representation of the Bering and Chirikof Expedition of 1742, and of the De Fonte voyage. This material was added in 1753; these maps have no priority." Chaplet watermark with countermark, Heawood 239. Wroth, Cartography of the Pacific, 92. P-LG 2720, 4286, 5974. Heckrotte and Dahl, TMC#93, Sept. 1993. ; 19 1/4" x 25" . (Inventory #: 009501)
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