Lot 76

Military Governments of France. Year 1763 [Paris], 1763
Remarkable panorama of the military network of France with the names of all the governors and gentlemen in charge.
Copy of Chevalier Antoine Hilarion de Bausset, general officer of the Royal Navy, who won the naval battle known as "the convoys", on August 9, 1780, during the American War of Independence. Manuscript on
In-8 square paper (165 x 116mm)
Collation and contents: 225 pages written in brown ink: title (1 p.), preface (9 p.), table of governors (4 p.).), title: Maison royale (1 p.), 105 tables on double page edged with a double frame in brown ink with first the Royal Houses (Versailles, Marly, Saint-Germain, etc.), then the 44 provinces, including, finally, the Gouvernemens des Isles, name given for each position with allowances and emoluments, and total cost of each place
Binding of the period. Green morocco, large gilt decoration, name of the first owner in gilt letters in the centre of the covers, large lace with small irons patterned with flowers and foliage, long spine decorated and gilt, gilt edges
Provenance: Antoine Hilarion, chevalier de Bausset (1725-1790), captain of the ship in 1762 and squadron leader in 1779 -- acquired by Henri Polaillon from the bookseller Besombes on February 21, 1919
All the towns of France are named here, even the smallest ones.

Location of the item
France - 75008 Paris