Lithograph with very large margins. Sheet 444 x 596mm (17½ x 23½").
During the Egyptian Campaign, Napoleon visited plague victims of Jaffa in 1799. Napoleon suggested to Desgenettes, the expedition's chief doctor, that the sick should be administered a fatal-level dose of opium, however Desgenettes refused. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
[Ref: 30805] £260.00