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Lot #539
Napoleonic Leaders

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Four items signed by, or relating to, leading figures of Napoleonic France:

Partly-printed DS in French, signed by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand and Jean-Pierre, Count of Montalivet, one page, 22 x 17.75, January 25, 1813. An imperial decree issued for the Department of Mont Blanc by Napoleon Bonaparte, signed at the conclusion by Talleyrand as vice-grand-elector, “Charles Maurice,” and Montalivet as minister of the interior, "Montalivet.” The center bears the printed signatures of Napoleon and Jean-Baptiste de Nompère de Champagny, 1st Duc de Cadore. In very good condition, with heavy overall creasing, some chipping to the edges, and a tear to the bottom repaired with old tape on the reverse. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand was a highly skilled and influential diplomat (1754-1838) who served the French government from the reign of Louis XVI through that of Louis-Philippe. Jean-Pierre, Count of Montalivet was a French statesman and Peer of France, (1766-1823) who was the father of Camille Bachasson, 3rd Count of Montalivet, Minister of the Interior under Louis-Philippe.

LS in French from Claude Victor-Perrin, one page, 8 x 12.5, May 22, 1821. Letter to the minister of war. Based on the request of Lieutenant General Viscount Digeon, the Duke of Belluno asks for a three-months leave for the Abbe of Sourzac. In fine condition, with a short tear and accompanying paper loss to the left edge. Claude Victor-Perrin was a Marshal of France and Duke of Belluno (1764-1841) who earned distinction as a military commander during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

Partly-printed DS in French, signed by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, one page, 7.25 x 9, February 24, 1812. As vice-grand elector, Talleyrand acknowledges receipt of the report of the Arrondissement of Briey in the Department of the Moselle. Signed at the conclusion, “Charles Maurice.” In fine condition, with scattered light creasing.

Document from Napoleonic France, one page, 9.5 x 14.75, December 1810. Document for the royal household, headed (translated), "House of H.M. Emperor and King, Service of Grand-Chambellan," filled out in the amount of 3,000 francs. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #583 - Ended May 13, 2020