Napoleon I.

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Napoleon I.

SKU:6011988

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Letter with autographed note signed
CHF4,500.00

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Letter with an autographed note (10 words in the text) signed, one page, 7,25 x 9 inch, Fontainebleau, 2.XI.1807, in French, to General Clarke (1765-1818), the Minister of War - concerning the reorganization of commander positions, with a handwritten note by Napoleon above strikethrough text "au General la Roche de prendre le commandement des hussards" & signed at the conclusion in black ink "Nap", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a picture, shows Napoleon I. in a beautiful portrait on horseback (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with mild intersecting letter folds and scattered very mild signs of wear - in fine to very fine condition. In parts: "Monsieur le General Clarke, donnez ordre au General de brigade Rigaud de prendre le commandement de la brigade provisoire de Cuirassiers; au General de brigade Dupre de prendre le commandement de la brigade provisoire de Chasseurs..." A week earlier, on October 27th (in Fontainebleau), the Emperor had signed a secret pact with Spain for the division of Portugal.

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SKU 6011988
Profession French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution
Geburtsjahr 1769
Sterbejahr 1821
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 7,25 x 9 (altogether 16,5 x 11,75)
Condition fine to very fine
Type of Autograph letters