TYPE: Documents (Loose)
DIMENSIONS: largest 302 x 430 mm smallest 330 x 220 mm
COMPONENTS: ten manuscript and printed documents; 6 wholly in Arabic
CONDITION: foxing, edges frayed, in plastic folders
priceInfo: Lot 35; Auction 21723
ITEM ID: 1135

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French Occupation of Egypt Documents

Year: 1802
Decade: 1800s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: Year 9

Group of ten manuscript and printed documents relating to the French occupation of Egypt, Cairo. Two signed by the Marshals Menou and Damas. Dated Year 7 and Year 9, French Republican calendar (1800 and 1802). Arabic (and one Greek) manuscript on paper, four with printed headings comprising the insignia of the French Republic (a maiden on a pedestal bearing the fasces and the cap of liberty), or the insignia of the Armée d’Orient, consisting of General Orders to the people and city of Cairo in both Arabic and French, and one condemning a chasseur, Jacques Henry, to death for disobedience.