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French Military Grenadier. Militaire Français Vaucher (mai 1799). c1810

French Military Grenadier. Militaire Français Vaucher (mai 1799). c1810

by d'Haudricourt, Ternisien

Antique Print of Vaucher (Mai 1799). Militaire Français Grenadier. Fine engraving circa 1810.

This is a 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 circa 1804-1816 by Monsieur Ternisien d’Haudricourt.

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.

Slight ageing and foxing of edges of page, particularly along top. Page size, with descriptive French text below engraving, 273 x 197mm (10 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches). Engraving size 90 x 135mm (approx. 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches).

Stock Number: apFB21Price: $30.00