Unrecorded and exceptional rare chart of the Bay around Boston during the French & Indian War
An unrecorded sea chart of Boston by G. L. le Rouge during the French & Indian War, which is not listed in any of the standard references on the mapping of Boston. Based upon the manuscript maps taken from the voyage of lieutenant commander Rigaudiere at the beginning of the French & Indian War. The chart extends from Nahant Bay and Charles Town to Hingam, Meneticu and Beacon Hill. It includes lovely town illustrations of Boston, Charles Town, Dorchester, Bantrey, Milton, Meneticu and Hingam, along with several unnamed towns. It also shows detailed soundings and anchorages in Boston Harbor and an illustration of a sailing ship anchored off Boston.
Only a few examples of this separately issued chart are known. One is in the Boston Public Library another in Yale and two in private American ownership.
Strong and clear impression on excellent paper. Small binding holes in left wide margin. Perfect condition. It is quite unusual to find a separate published map in such preservation.
G. L. le Rouge was a French military engineer, hydrographer and cartographer. He produced a wide rang of attractive cartographic work. He held a position of Geographical Engineer to King Louis XV.
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