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Lot # 487: 1813 Napoleon Bonaparte Signed Reinforcements Document Three Weeks Prior to The Battle of Leipzig (PSA)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Summer Classic",
which ran from 7/16/2023 7:00 PM to
8/5/2023 10:00 PM

Amazing historically significant decree dating from 1813 signed by legendary French military commander Napoleon Bonaparte. A combination of printing and writing is present on this 7.75x12.75" missive on heavy paper stock, with the French-language printing leaving indentations visible on the back and translating to "Napoleon, Emperor of the Francis, King of Italy, Protector of the Rhine Confederation, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation, We have decreed and decree the following:" The order is on Grand Armee letterhead and introduces Napoleon (in French) by his many titles, with hand written information in black fountain ink below starting with "4th Corps d'Armee, Division Italienne." Signed by Napoleon on the bottom, the order was created three weeks before the Battle of Leipzig, which saw Prussian and Austrian troops combine with Russian forces to defeat the French, leading to the invasion of France resulting in Napoleon's abdication in 1814. Page remains in spectacular condition, particularly in light of its age and significance, and has one horizontal fold in the middle. Note that only the signature is in the hand of the French leader. Comes with PSA LOA.

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