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Tableaux Historiques Des Campagnes D'Italie, Depuis L'An IV Jusqu'A La Bataille De Marengo; Suivis Du Précis des opérations de l'Armée d'Orient, des détails sur les cérémonies du Sacre, des Bulletins officiels de la Grande Armée et de l'Armée d'Italie dans tout le cours de la dernière guerre d'Allemagne, jusqu'à la paix de Presbourg. Tirés Des Rapports Officiels Et De La Correspondence De Napoléon-Le-Grand. Toutes les vues ont été prises sur les lieux mêmes, et les Estampes sont gravées d'après les dessins originaux de Carle Vernet.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/2242

Imprint

A Paris,: Chez Auber, Éditeur et Propriétaire, rue St. Lazare, No. 42, Chaussée d'Antin., 1806.

Physical Description

[4], x, [1]-14, [17]-78, [77]-[128], [2], [129]-138, 63, [1] p., frontis. (port.), map (dble. pl.), 25 pl. (the last dble.): illus.; 527 mm. (Folio.)

Contents

[Half-t., frontis., t.p., map] - Introduction - Tableaux Historiques Des Campagnes Et Révolutions D'Italie ... [text and 23 pl.] - Précis Historique De L'Expédition D'Égypte [text with 1 pl.] - Cérémonies Du Sacre ... - Précis Historique De La Campagne D'Allemagne [with 1 dble. pl.] - Table Des Matières.

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece portrait is signed as drawn by Carle Vernet and engraved by Simon. All plates are signed as drawn by Carle Vernet (except pl. [24], unsigned by a draughtsman) and etched by Duplessis-Bertaux (except pl. [6], etched by J.J. Coiny, and [17], etched by Malbeste); and finished by various engravers - L.J. Masquelier, Daudet, P.P. Choffard, Dambrun, Dupreel, A.D. St. Aubin, Niquet, Pillement, Bovinet, Delignon, J.P. Simon, Delaunay le jeune, J. Bosq, Louvet, Ponce. The map is by Lorrain, engraved by Louvet and Dien. The title-page vignette is unsigned; the headpiece to the Introduction is signed as drawn by Carle Vernet and engraved by Roger; the two vignette portraits (of Napoleon and Josephine) on the divisional title-page of the 'Cérémonies Du sacre' are unsigned. The printer is named on the verso of the half-title: 'Imprimés Par Didot, Et Terminés Par Charles, Rue De Seine, No. 16, Faubourg Saint-Germain'.

References

A. Dayot, Carle Vernet (1925) [incl. cat. rais. of engraved work & lithographs]. C.O. Zieseniss, Napoléon et les peintres de son temps (1986).

Summary Note

The text and plates describe Napoleon's campaigns under the French Directory in Italy in 1796-7 and Egypt in 1798, his victory as First Consul over the Austrians at Marengo in 1800, his coronation as Emperor in 1804, and his campaigns as Emperor of France against Germans, Austrians and Russians, culminating in his victory at Austerlitz in 1805 and the treaty of Pressburg in the same year. The plates show: frontispiece portrait of Napoleon I on horseback; double-plate map of Italy; 23 battles &c. in Italy; the battle of Aboukir, Egypt; the battle of Austerlitz (double plate).

Provenance

Purchased for RA Library in 1883 (see RA Annual Report for 1883, p. 44, 46).

Binding Note

19th-century red papered boards; spine lettered 'Campagnes D'Italie'.

Name as Subject

Subject

French - France - Italy - Germany - Egypt - Foreign relations - Wars - Battles - History - 18th century - 19th century
Coronations - Ceremonies - France - 19th century
Pictorial works - France - 19th century

Contributors