Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Napoléon’s personal map of the French Empire in 1812

Napoléon’s personal map of the French Empire in 1812

- c. 1812

Napoléon’s personal map of the French Empire in 1812, with pin pricks attributed to him, marking his campaigns. “It was a beautiful Empire!” he reminisced on St. Helena. “I had eighty-three million human beings under my government—half the population of Europe.”

Paper lined with silk


Images © photo12.com-Pierre-Jean Chalençon
A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011