Paris: 1777. unbound. Map in 4 sheets. Engraving with original hand outline. Top left image measures 27 7/8", sheet measures 31.25" x 22.5"; top right image measures 27.75" x 15.25", sheet measures 31.75" x 22 5/8"; bottom right image measures 27 3/8" x 15.25, sheet measures 32" x 15.25; bottom left image measures 27.5" x 20.75, sheet measures 31.75" x 22 7/8" very good.
Fine large scale antique map of New York with parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New England, from the Revolutionary War era. Published in 1777 with beautifully rendered geographic features include mountainous regions, forests, rivers and lakes. Includes insets of the Connecticut River and the White Hills and Lake Champlain. Philadelphia is shown, but outside of the border (lower left). Based upon the map by John Montressor of 1775, this map was published in "Amerique Septentrionale avec les routes, distance en miles...". Minor scattered foxing, wear and a few tears along edges. Full original margins. George-Louis Le Rouge (1712--1780) was a German mapmaker who set up in Paris as a publisher, compiler, and editor of maps. An enthusiastic Anglophile, he dedicated much of his time to translating English maps and books into French. Throughout his prolific career, he produced thousands of maps within a wide range of subjects, including city and town plans, atlases, plans of military campaigns, and sea charts.