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le Rouge, Georges-Louis

(1741 - 1779)

Eighteenth-century French hydrographer and cartographer appointed Ingenieur Geographe du Roi to King Louis XV. He was a military engineer who specialized in atlases of plans and fortifications. In 1778 he published a collection of North American maps in an atlas entitled Atlas Ameriquain Septentrional and also a series of hydrographic charts entitled Neptune Americo-Septentrional. The latter work was used as the official guide of the French Navy.
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