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Napoleon. Port Ferrajo, in the Isle of Elba, c1844

Napoleon. Port Ferrajo, in the Isle of Elba, c1844


by R. Campbell

Isle of Elba antique print. Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I) was born at Ajaccio, Corsica in 1769, shortly after the island's cession to France by the Genoese. On 11 April 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated the French throne. With the signing of the Treaty of Fontainebleau, Napoleon was exiled to the Island of Elba in the Mediterranean.

Original copperplate engraving on hand-laid paper, engraved by American artist Robert Campbell (active,1798 - 1831) after the drawing by William Marshall Craig (active Edinburgh, 1740 - London, 1763). Published in Boston by S. Walker in 1844.

Revolutionizing military organization and training, Napoloeon is considered one of the greatest military commanders of all time. General of the French army during the French Revolution, Napoleon seized power and became First Consul in 1799. In 1804 he crowned himself the first Emperor of France, Napoleon I, - and also established the Napoleonic Code (French civil code) which was influential in most countries of continental Europe and Latin America; and reformed education in France. In 1802 Napoleon established the long-lived Concordat between France and the Roman Catholic Church.

Page size is 222 x 255mm (8 5/8 x 10 1/8 inches) with wide margin all round. To border around engraving measures approximately 155 x 225 (6 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches).

Stock Number: apNap.Is.ElbaPrice: $65.00