116
116
[Louisiana]
AU NOM DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE. LAUSSAT, PRÉFET COLONIAL, COMMISSAIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT FRANÇAIS, CONSIDRANT QUE L'INCENDIE DE LA NUIT DERNIÈRE DANS CETTE VILLE, L'A MENACÉE TOUTE ENTIÈRE DU DANGER LE PLUS IMMINENT... [NEW ORLEANS: 1803] 
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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116
[Louisiana]
AU NOM DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE. LAUSSAT, PRÉFET COLONIAL, COMMISSAIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT FRANÇAIS, CONSIDRANT QUE L'INCENDIE DE LA NUIT DERNIÈRE DANS CETTE VILLE, L'A MENACÉE TOUTE ENTIÈRE DU DANGER LE PLUS IMMINENT... [NEW ORLEANS: 1803] 
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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[Louisiana]
AU NOM DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE. LAUSSAT, PRÉFET COLONIAL, COMMISSAIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT FRANÇAIS, CONSIDRANT QUE L'INCENDIE DE LA NUIT DERNIÈRE DANS CETTE VILLE, L'A MENACÉE TOUTE ENTIÈRE DU DANGER LE PLUS IMMINENT... [NEW ORLEANS: 1803] 
Broadside (12 3/4 x 9 in.; 324 x 228 mm), woodcut headpiece of symbolic figure with printed inscription: "Préfecture Coloniale". 

Light tanning at edges, a few minor instances of foxing, contemporary and modern inscriptions above text. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label.


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Literature

Hummel 781; Jumonville 88; Mcmurtrie (New Orleans) 55, p.64. Mcmurtrie (Louisiana) 34; OCLC 27829599; Shaw & Shoemaker 4546

Catalogue Note

ESTABLISHING A FIRE-FIGHTING COMPANY IN NEW ORLEANS

An exceedingly rare New Orleans broadside ordering the creation of a fire-fighting company as part of the city's militia, printed during the brief return of France's control of Louisiana between the Spanish and American periods of ownership. The decree, dated Dec. 16, 1803, was published after a disastrous fire the previous night. "This edict promptly orders the creation of a company of militia engineers to form part of the New Orleans militia and to serve in times of emergency; it also directs the municipal council to study means of preventing and controlling fires" (McMurtrie, Louisiana).
 
Jumonville records copies at Historic New Orleans Collection and Tulane, both McMurtrie and Shaw & Shoemaker list a copy at the University of Alabama, and OCLC adds a copy at Yale.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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