Document recognizing Napoléon’s rule for life on show in NCL Taipei

(25 Dec 2019) Having been held in private hands for nearly two centuries, an original typewritten document published in 1802 recording the results of the French constitutional referendum which made Napoléon Bonaparte First Consul for life can now be viewed at National Central Library (NCL) in Taipei.

The document, which the private collector believes to be the only one of its kind in the world, was recently presented to the library for safekeeping. It is part of a larger collection from a Chinese family that settled in Taiwan and has collected European antique books and documents since the 19th century.

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