Auction 125, Lot 883

"Debarquement a l'Ile de Malte",

Subject: Ships

Period: 1826 (circa)

Publication: Vie Politique et Militaire de Napolean

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.8 x 12.5 inches
45.2 x 31.8 cm

This handsome lithograph shows Napoleon landing on Malta in 1798. The island of Malta was an important strategic stronghold in the Mediterranean Sea and Napoleon knew that controlling it would boost France's naval capacity in the region. He captured the island and held it for only two years before being ousted by the native population with the help of the British. Drawn by Gudin and lithographed by C. Motte.

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Condition: B+

Attractive later color with some bleed through on verso. Cello tape remnants on verso paper edges from a previous framing.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/24/2008

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