Lot n° 97
400 - 500 EUR
IMPERIAL POSTS. General state of the posts...
IMPERIAL POSTS. General state of the posts and relays of the French Empire [...] for the year 1809. In Paris, from the Imprimerie impériale. 1809. In-8, 224 pp, long grain garnet morocco, smooth back decorated with nets, golden stars and bees, fine golden frieze framing the dishes with golden coats of arms in the centre, dotted net adorning the cups, golden inner roller with palmettes, blue tabis linings and guards, golden edges, slightly used binding with 3 small wormholes on the back, small English catalogue printed notice stuck to the back of the second upper guard, missing the engraved folding map (period binding). The French Empire, then very extensive, also included departments in Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. Maroquin with the arms of Napoleon I (OHR, pl. n° 2652, iron n° 6).
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