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PAULTRE, Charles. [A map recording Napoleon's 'Conquests' in Ottoman Syria]
Carte Physique & Politique de la Syrie pour servir à l'Histoire des Conquêtes du Général Bonaparte en Orient. Faite au Kaire en l'An 8 par Charles Paultre, Off.ier d'Art.rie Légière, Aide-de-Camp du Général Kleber, Comm.t en Chef l'armée Française en Egypte. Paris: Lapie & Picquet, 1803. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 595 x 790mm, with title tab. Unidentified ownership label 'P. F.' on linen.
A map of the Eastern Mediterranean published during the campaigns of General Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt and Syria in 1798-9. After initial successes and reverses such as the Battle of the Nile, Napoleon decided to leave his army in Egypt in 1799, returning to France to become First Consul. He left his army in the hands of General Jean-Baptiste Kléber, named as commander on this map, prior to his assassination in 1800. The remains of the French army were defeated at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801, after which the British captured Cairo and Alexandria, ending the French campaign.
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