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With charming engravings of the french fortifications in North America.

LE ROUGE, Georges-Louis, ca. 1712-ca. 1790.   Recueil des Fortifications Forts et Ports de Mer de France. Lavé au Pinceau. A Paris, Par Le Rouge Ingenieur, Géographe Rue des Augustins. [1760]. t.p.,  [3, Table] p., and 131 plans of fortifications on 89 leaves, 8vo, contemp. calf, raised bands, gilt (binding rubbed and hinges starting, internally a fine, crisp copy.
Sabin 40143. Gagnon I, 2080, notes (in translation): “This book, which has as text only an index to the plates, consists of 89 plates representing fortification of 135 different places. We find here the plans of Quebec, Villemarie, Louisbourg and New Orleans.” Not in T.P.L., Lande, Streeter, or Dionne. Of particular interest are plates 87-89, showing the fortifications in America: (pl. 87:) Quebec, Louisbourg, (88:) Nouvelle Orléans, Port Dauphin, (89:) Cayenne and Ville Marie (i.e. Montreal).

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