Printed Broadside, announcing the imminent visit of the Emperor Napoleon. Mainz Napoleon, Maire de la Ville Macke.

Napoleon Comes to Mainz

Printed Broadside, announcing the imminent visit of the Emperor Napoleon.

Mayence: l'Imprimerie de la Mairie, par J. Wirth, le 9 Fructidor 12 [1804].

One page, two columns, text in French and German. 1 vols. Folio. Napoleon Comes to Mainz. Slightly foxed. Item #217348

In 1797, Napoleon's armies re-conquered Mainz (Mayence), and declared it the capital of the newly created Department of Mont-Tonnerre (the French rule ended in 1814, after the defeat of Napoleon). Here the mayor announces excitedly to his citizens the first visit of the Emperor: " ... let us await his arrival like children who await a beloved father whom they will meet for the first time ... "

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