Rodriguez was a Cuban cartographer active between 1840 and 1870. He made maps alongside work as a soldier and surveyor. Rodriguez was an assistant to the artillery corps, gaining the rank of captain of the artillery. After completing topographical maps of the island he took a position with the government's stasitical commission in 1844. He is best known for his rare, incomplete Atlas Cubano (1841), one of the earliest atlases of Cuba.