FRANCE Marine telescope, having belonged... - Lot 33 - De Baecque et Associés

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FRANCE Marine telescope, having belonged... - Lot 33 - De Baecque et Associés
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Marine telescope, having belonged to General Bertrand and brought back from the island of Saint Helena
In brass and mahogany body, signed Dolland London on the first tube, a similar model is kept in the Army Museum.
The optics need to be revised.
L. 13,2 cm folded
L. 34,5 cm unfolded

Faithful among the faithful of the Emperor Napoleon I, General Bertrand (1773-1844), General of the First Empire and Grand Marshal of the Palace, accompanied the Emperor on the island of Saint Helena.
Thus taken into exile on an English ship, it is assumed that the General took this long English naval sight ashore, then brought back to France on his return in 1840.
Kept as a relic by his heirs to this day, it is believed to be the only known long sight that belonged to the General. During the sale of the Prestigious Napoleonic souvenirs from the family of General Bertrand / Me Pierre Poulain, auctioneer : [sale, in Avranches, 19 June 1988], this telescope was not offered for sale but was part of the inventory of the General's objects of this session.
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