SIGNED BY NAPOLEON AS "BONAPARTE": ORIGINAL 1799 NAPOLEONIC-ERA DOCUMENT DIRECTING CITIZEN POUISSIELGUE, CHIEF FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR, REGARDING QUARTERING IN CAIRO IN THE LEAD-UP TO THE SYRIAN CAMPAIGN
NAPOLEON. Document signed. France, 1799. Document on laid paper, measuring 8 by 12-1/2 inches; double matted and framed with a portrait, measures 14 by 21 inches. $5500.
Handsome original 1799 document, completed in a secretarial hand, concerning the quartering of the Director of the Mint in Cairo during the preparations for the Syrian campaign, signed by Napoleon as "Bonaparte."
During Napoleonic era, decrees of this type were frequently issued to instruct various local administrative officials to commence their official duties. This document pertains to the seizing of Cairo in the lead-up to the Syrian campaign. This document, directed to Cairo and dated le 3 de nivôse an 7 (late December 1799), was addressed to Citizen Pouissielgue, Chief Financial Administrator, and concerns quartering at the Citadel in Cairo. Original ink docketing above printed header.
Faintest foxing and toning to extremities, slightest wear along left edge, signature bold. Near-fine condition.