[France] Charles Grant. Vicomte de Vaux. Marechal des Camps et Armees de sa Majeste tres Chretienne.
Stipple and engraving, rare. 146 x 89mm. 5¾ x 7½". Cut.
Charles Grant, Vicomte de Vaux (1749-c.1818) was a French soldier and writer. He served as a sous-lieutenant in the Scots Company of the Garde du Roi, and by 1781 was a lieutenant colonel. After the French Revolution, the vicomte escaped to England, where, in 1802, he appealed for an appointment on refugee allowance from the war Office. The vicomte was obviously fascinated by his ancestry and published his Mémoires de la Maison Grant in London in 1796. Without the income from his property in Mauritius or France, Grant devoted much of his time in exile to his writing, including a 'History of Mauritius' (1801).
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