Napoleon I.

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Napoleon I.



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Letter signed, one page, 7,25 x 9 inch, Paris, 7.12.1810, in French, to his stepson Eugene de Beauharnais, Viceroy of Italy - concerning the enforcement of the Continental Blockade* in Italy and customs regulations, signed in black ink "Nap", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a picture, shows Napoleon I. in a beautiful half length portrait (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with mild intersecting letter folds and mild signs of wear to the edges - in fine to very fine condition. In parts: "... Je ne puis que vous repeter qu`il faut bruler dans toute l`Italie les marchandises de fabrique anglaise. Vous recevrez de France des cotons files et de toiles blanches ... Vous avez du faire payer le droit fixe par ce tarif aux entrepots des differens Bureaux de Douanes. Je desire avoir un etat qui me fasse connaitre ce que rendront les produits extraordinaires. Je n`ai encore rien recu d`Italie la-dessus, tandis que pour la France, j`ai tous ces etats a jour ..." *The Continental Blockade (known in French as `Blocus continental`) was the foreign policy of Napoleon I of France in his struggle against Great Britain during the Napoleonic Wars. As a response to the naval blockade of the French coasts enacted by the British government on 16 May 1806, Napoleon issued the Berlin Decree on 21 November 1806, which brought into effect a large-scale embargo against British trade.

Additional Information

SKU 6015092
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