Antique Maps, Charts, Plans, Atlases, Globes and Reference Books
in

you are viewing prices in Pounds Sterling

Click to view prices in other currencies


map search

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

SecurityMetrics for PCI Compliance, QSA, IDS, Penetration Testing, Forensics, and Vulnerability Assessment

 

Send a link to this page to a friend

Sections marked with a * can't be left blank. Read our privacy statement.

*your name
*your e-mail address
*your friend's name
*your friend's e-mail address
 your message
 would you like a copy of your e-mail?

Do you know somebody who might be interested in this map? Click the button if you'd like to e-mail a link to this page.

Napoleon Buonaparte

Napoleon Buonaparte : Anonymous

hover the cursor over image to pan/zoom, or click the image to view a larger version

click here to view a large version in a separate window

A small, satirical head and shoulders portrait of Napoleon. Napoleon's hat is an eagle representing Prussia, which has dug its claws into Napoleon by one interpretation, or is the "discomfited French Eagle, maimed and crouching", according to the text here; his face is formed of the bodies of the dead amassed during his campaigns; his collar is a sea of blood with a vessel below his ear; his jacket shows the Rhineland states, the dissolved Confederation that had been Napoleon's puppets; the order of the Legion of Honour shows the spider's web in which the Confederations' members had been caught; his epaulette is the "Hand Of God", which will free Germany from the spider, or is "an Emblem of the Vigilance of the Allies, who have inflicted on that Hand a deadly Sting". The image is based on Johann Michael Voltz's image that was published on January 1st 1814. Voltz had expressed German sentiment of the time - the allies had only recently driven Napoleon out of Germany at the Battle of Leipzig in October 1813. Napoleon was still a threat to Germany at the time of publication. Voltz's satire was based on H.A.Dahling's portrait of Napoleon that had been painted in Berlin in 1806 when Napoleon stayed there - it was reproduced throughout Germany in engravings and so would have been well-known and easily recognisable in satirical form. Voltz's image proved very popular and was re-created throughout Europe. This edition has attractive original colour and the manuscript name "Napoleon Buonaparte" beneath the portrait. Paper a little age-toned.
region: Curiosities
mapmaker: Anonymous
place and date of publication: Germany c.1814
medium and colour: copperplate, Original colour
size in mm: Plate 135 x 110
ref: 35878

Price: £ 420

 
return to Curiosities

You might also like

Distribution Of Plague 1900-1952
Distribution Of Plague 1900-1952
by American Geographic Society
price: £ 150
Map of Matrimony
Map of Matrimony
by Anonymous
price: £ 300
Fighting For The Dunghill: - or - Jack Tar Settling Buonaparte
Fighting For The Dunghill: - or - Jack Tar Settling Buonaparte
by J. Gillray / H.Bohn
price: £ 520
Military Sketch Of The Campaigns Of The Duke Of Marlborough
Military Sketch Of The Campaigns Of The Duke Of Marlborough
by W.Pinnock / J.Archer / S.Hall
price: £ 100
Issue No. 30 March 1985
Issue No. 30 March 1985
The Map Collector
price: £ 11