Paris: [nd, but ca. 1850s]. Lithographic print, 7 1/2 x 12 inches. Archivally matted, protected with mylar sheet. Overall very good. Item #WRCAM23978
A handsome lithographic print depicting the negotiations between France and the United States at Mortefontaine on Oct. 3, 1800, which led to a commercial treaty with France in 1801 and eventually the Louisiana Purchase. The print shows Napoleon standing in the center welcoming the American envoys while about two dozen French military figures surround the perimeter of the room. The artist was Victor Adam (1801-65).