The House at Rostino in which Gen.l Paoli was Born.
Pub. by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1825.
Aquatint with small margins. Plate 138 x 227mm. 5½ x 9". Some creasing in right corner not visible from front.
The house where General Pasquale di Paoli, in Rostino, Haute-Corse, Corsica. Filippo Antonio Pasquale di Paoli (1725-1807), was a Corsican patriot and leader, the president of the Executive Council of the General Diet of the People of Corsica. Paoli designed and wrote the Constitution of this first democratic republic of the modern age himself. It was a representative democracy asserting that the elected Diet of Corsican representatives had no master. From "Sketches of Corsica, or, A Journal Written During a Visit to That Island in 1823". Robert Benson (1797 - 1844), recorder of Salisbury, was the youngest son of the Rev. Edmund Benson, priest-vicar of Salisbury Cathedral, and was born in that city. In 1823 he went to Corsica as one of the commissioners to carry into effect the bequests of General Paoli, and on his return he published this book.
Abbey Travel: 76. See Ref: 11921 for full book.
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