Lot 225: Partly-printed DS rapidly signed "Napol," one page, 23.25 x 17.75, August 24, 1811. Document conferring the title of "Baron of Our Empire" upon Francois Boissy-d'Anglas, specifying the elements of the armorial device he is authorized to wear. A beautifully hand-painted rendering of the crest of the newly minted title, as described in the document, is present in the upper left. Document is also countersigned by Prince Cambaceres, Arch-Chancellor of the Empire, Second Consul with Napoleon, and chief author of the Napoleonic Code. Central vertical and horizontal folds, wear to a portion of the hand-painted heraldic crest, and most writing light but legible, otherwise fine condition. The recipient, son of the prominent statesman of the same name, was one of Napoleon's prefects from 1810 through 1814. A boldly signed, unusual format with a distinctive hand-painted coat of arms.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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