PASSPORT 1841 - French Passport for engraver Ferdinand Delannoy
PASSPORT, 1841French passport, partly printed and engraved with a decorative border, in the name of Ferdinand Delannoy, an artist, draughtsman and engraver travelling to Switzerland, the Sardinian, Lombard, Venitian, Tuscan, and Roman States, Naples and Sicily, travelling via either Strassbourg or Marseille with his wife.
1 page large folio, together with stamps from French embassies during his travels and from border controls in the places visited on the verso, and two further pages on one leaf, attached.
Paris, 20 August 1841.
Delannoy eventually made his name as an engraver, and produced illustrations for Eugène Sue’s Mystères de Paris.
The document, now in fragile condition, as is often the case with passports, remains a very attractive and decorative piece, with an impressive array of official stamps attached.
The passport has tears at the folds, particularly the central fold, and is slightly dusty.
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