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Lot# 208 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 208 Egypt Kingdom

    Napoleonic Occupation 1798 (Dec 18 / 28 Frimaire, An 7): Document in French and in Arabic (and rare thus), being a petition from the Director of Customs at Boulac requiring help to recover outstanding debts and payments. Further note in a secretary's hand and dated Le 27 Frimaire and signed "Bonaparte" below; with further notations at the foot of the sheet dated "28 Frimaire, An 7" with the Arabic original request being on the reverse of the quarto sheet. A splendid and most interesting insight into the workings of the French Occupation forces.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF