Colonne Nationale.Fastes militaires de la France de 1792 à 1815.
Paris, chez Binet, Rue Aubrey-le-Boucher, 34.
Engraving. Sheet 900 x 625mm (35½ x 24½"). A few repairs, laid on backing sheet.
Napoleon's triumphal column in the Place Vendôme, originally erected in 1810 but here showing the statue of Napoleon in military dress replaced by Louis-Philippe I (reigned 1830-46), because the first statue had been melted down at the Bourbon Restoration. The Paris Commune pulled down the whole column in 1871, but it was re-erected three years later with a copy of the original statue. The column was based on Trajan's Column in Rome, with scenes from Napoleon's career in a spiral up the colymn. Here the column is flanked tables of events grouped by month rather than year
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