Introduction de l'Ambassadeur de la Porte otomane.
Lithograph with very large margins. Sheet 444 x 596mm (17½ x 23½"). Repaired tear into title area.
The Franco-Iranian Alliance formed for a short period between Napoleon I and Fath Ali Shah against Russia and Great Britain between 1807 and 1809. The alliance was part of a grand Napoleonic scheme to cross the Middle East in order to attack British India. The alliance came to an end when France eventually allied with Russian and turned its focus to European campaigns. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
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