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Dunkirk, French military. Faulconnier, Bailli de Dunkerque.

Dunkirk, French military. Faulconnier, Bailli de Dunkerque.


by d'Haudricourt, Ternisien

Original antique print of Faulconnier in 17th century battle armour. On behalf of Louis XIV, in 1662 Faulconnier Bailli bought Dunkirk back from the English and Charles II for 5,000,000 livres (around 230,000 English pounds).

Small antique engraving by Louis LaFitte for Les Fastes de la Nation Françaises (The Annals of the French Nation), to perpetuate the memory of Hauts Faits militaries, les Trait de vertus civiques, ainsi que les Actions memorable des Membres de la Legion-d’Honneur, (illustrating great military achievements, civic feats of bravery, and memorable acts of Member of the Legion of Honour), published in Paris by Monsieur Ternisien d’Haudricourt circa 1804-1816, with later hand-colour.

The Legion of Honour, a military and civil order of merit, was the premier order of the French republic, created by Napoleon to honour for war services, and extraordinary military bravery and service in times of war. The award of the Legion of Honour automatically carried with it the Croix de Guerre (Military Cross), the highest French military medal.

This fine engraving was published with French text below the engraving. Size of engraving is 4 x 5.5 inches (10 x 14 cm). Size of full page is 11 x 8 inches (28 x 20 cm).

Stock Number: apFrenchPrice: $50.00