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TUSCANY UNDER FRANCE RULE 1813 * FIUME LIBERATION

$75.00

Country: ITALY FIUME

Condition: 112 FLORENCE [FIUME]

Item Id #: 386

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September 1813 – Entire Letter IN FRENCH from FLORENCE showing the Napoleonic Departmental postmark 112 FLORENCE as well as the red Italic DIRECTEUR DE LA POLICE GRANDE DUCHE DE TOSCANE (Chief Of Police of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany) * On the back flaps nice double circle of the Police Chief in red, featuring Napoleonic Eagle * THE TWO-PAGE LETTER IS SIGNED BY THE CHIEF OF POLICE who writes to the Sous Prefet of Pistoia giving him the latest (distorted) information about the re-take of FIUME as gleaned from a Milanese newspaper. In August 1813, Austria declared war on France. Austrian troops led by General Franz Tomassich invaded the Illyrian provinces. The English General Nugent, serving the Austrian Empire, liberated FIUME from the French on 26th of August, 1813. The letter also discusses the fortunes and misfortunes of the Arch Duke of Austria, Maximilian. Details of the historic liberation of Fiume and information about Nugent and the Archduke are given. Most fascinating document in very fine condition – impressive. Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca

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