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Réduction de la carte topographique des environs de St Hubert et de Rambouillet
Réduction de la carte topographique des environs de St Hubert et de Rambouillet [Levée par ordre du roi, par les ingénieurs géographes des camps et marches des armées de sa majesté sous la direction du Sr Berthier, en 1764] pour servir aux chasse de sa Majesté [ink mss.].
Gravé par Guill. De-la-Haye.
[Paris, c.1764.]
Scarce engraved map with original hand colour, two sheets conjoined, dissected and laid on linen, total 560 x 825mm (22 x 32½"). Bookplate ''Ex Libris M.A. Principis Burghesii'' & ink mss title label ''Carte des Chasses de L'Empereur à Rambouilles'' pasted on linen. Original title half scratched out, label with old ink mss. pasted over. Ink stamp of the 'Depot general de la Guerre' in sky of vignette.
Map of the environs of Château de Rambouillet, one of Napoleon's official residences, orientated with north to the bottom right, with a vignette view of Louis XV's hunting lodge, the Château de Saint-Hubert. Scarce with French Royalty connections. Drawn by army engineers under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Berthier and engraved by Guillaume-Nicolas Delahaye, the map was originally published in 1764. This example seems to have been customised c.1810 for Camillo Filippo Ludovico Borghese, husband of Napoleon Bonaparte's sister Pauline, a 'Prince of the French Empire'. Half of the original title has been scratched out and replaced with hand written note 'for the use of his Majesty's hunt'. When Napoleon became emperor in 1804 Rambouillet was one of the residences put at his disposal, using the extensive lands for hunting, for which this map was adapted. (Saint-Hubert was unfinished on the death of Louis XV and had been abandoned) The last time Napoleon stayed at Rambouillet was a week after his second abdication in June 1815, leaving to go into exile on St Helena. At that time Borghese left Pauline and went to Florence.
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