Plan de l'attaque d'Egra en Avril 1742. A Paris, Par et chez le Sr. le Rouge ... (to accompany) Recueil contenant des cartes nouvelles ... A Paris, Par et chez le Sr. le Rouge 1742.
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AbstractHand colored plan of Cheb (Eger) in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic. Showing the fortified city with the streets, canals, rivers and major buildings. Title and a key on the left. Includes compass rose and scale bar.
Atlas with manuscript table of contents on the cover, printed table of contents listing 21 maps above title: Cartes contenuees dans ce recueil, and engraved title cartouche decorated with flowers, jewels, armor, helmeted head, oriental soldier, weapons and head of a young girl at the lower center (although this title page appears to be for another atlas entirely - just added to this essentially composite atlas). Atlas containing 54 new single or double pages maps and plans, relating to the wars of 1741. Maps are engraved hand colored in outline, showing fortifications, canals, bridges, place names buildings and landmarks. Most of the maps are signed by Le Rouge and dated between 1741-1748. dedicated to Monseigneur the Count of Argencon Minister of War. Maps are bound in light brown worn marbled paper-covered boards. Quarter bound with medium brown leather. Front cover has a large pasted in manuscript title label "No. 6. Cartes nouvelles, le Rouge Ingenieur Geographe du Roy 1741" and Table of contents " Inventaire des cartes contenant dans a l'atlas". Le Rouge was a cartographer, engraver and architect of the eighteenth century, a geographer and engineer of King Louis XV, also military engineer for fortifications. He was active between 1740 and 1780, in Paris at, rue des Augustins, and author of atlas, maps, battle plans, and fortifications of fortresses.