Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Minister of Treasury Barbé Marbois Portfolio, which

Minister of Treasury Barbé Marbois Portfolio, which

- c. 1800-03

Napoléon had gained control of the Louisiana Territory from Spain in 1800 as part of an effort to create a new empire centered on the Caribbean sugar trade, as well as a base from which to challenge the British in the Caribbean. The strategy did not succeed, and he decided to sell the 800,000 square miles of land, which extended from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, to the United States for about $15 million.

Historical Provenance - Barbé Marbois family collection

Green Morocco leather with gilding



Napoleonic Peninsular War France Spain Portugal Battle Wellington Vitoria Maps X picture

Napoleonic Peninsular War France Spain Portugal Battle Wellington Vitoria Maps X

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Peninsular War Spanish military unit Army of Galicia medal Nude Graces  picture

Peninsular War Spanish military unit Army of Galicia medal Nude Graces

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1797-1819 France Army Service Record Napoleon Peninsular War Toulouse Battle  picture

1797-1819 France Army Service Record Napoleon Peninsular War Toulouse Battle

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SPAIN. Peninsular War Passport, 1810. picture

SPAIN. Peninsular War Passport, 1810.

$167.00



British Peninsular Wars War Of 1812 REPRO Stovepipe Hat picture

British Peninsular Wars War Of 1812 REPRO Stovepipe Hat

$150.00



D. Pedro IV and D. Maria II Peninsular War 1826-1834 medal 2 years campaign picture

D. Pedro IV and D. Maria II Peninsular War 1826-1834 medal 2 years campaign

$125.00



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