BG-12209-220

Antique Print of the Temporary Grave of Napoleon by Meyer (1840)

  • Condition: Fair, age-related toning. Minor wear. Blank verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1840
  • Overall size: 23 x 14 cm.
  • Image size: 14.5 x 9.5 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Napoleon's Grab'. View of the temporary grave of Napoleon Bonaparte. After his death, on 5 May 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte was buried on this spot at Hutts Gate. In 1840 his remains were moved from St. Helena to Paris, where he finally got his final resting place in 1861 at the Hôtel des Invalides (Dôme des Invalides). Originates from 'Meyers Universum'. 

Artists and Engravers: Joseph Meyer (May 9, 1796 - June 27, 1856) was a German industrialist and publisher, most noted for his encyclopedia, Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Meyer operated very successfully as a publisher, employing a system of serial subscription to publications, which was new at that time. To this end he founded a company, Bibliographisches Institut, in Gotha in 1826. It published several editions of the Bible, works of classical literature ("Miniatur-Bibliothek der deutschen Classiker", "Groschen-Bibliothek"), atlases, the world in pictures on steel engravings ("Meyers Universum", 1833–61, 17 volumes in 12 languages with 80,000 subscribers all over Europe), and an encyclopaedia.