- Creation: December 1783
- Digitized: 2017
Louis XVI (1754-1793), King of France. Document about the opening of a portion of the Canal de Bourgogne. Dated December 1783, Versailles. Letterpress heading “Louis XVI, par le grace de Dieu, Roi de France et de Navarre” printed on parchment, with text completed in manuscript. 2 pieces, 1 leaf 32 x 24 cm (writing on 2 pages) and 1 leaf engraved portrait printed on paper and titled “Louis XVI King of France,” “Shepperson del. J.G. Walker sculpsit. Bungay. Published by Mss’rs Brightly & Childs Sep 12, 1814.” With photocopies of seller Henry Sotheran’s folder and of identifying inscription.