[HAÏTI] Album Impérial d'Haïti.
Oblong folio volume; black percaline, upper board with gilt title and gilt and blind-stamped frames. Some foxing and old restorations in the margins.
Beautiful and rare album on the coronation of Faustin I Emperor of Haiti on April 18, 1852. It is decorated with 12 lithographed plates by Th. Lacombe and Charles G. Crehen made after Charles Severin on Hartmann's daguerreotypes. The title appears only on the upper cover of the binding.
List of plates: 1. Coat of arms of the Empire of Haiti - 2. Ceremony of the coronation of L.L.M. 18 April 1852 - 3. Coronation Ceremony April 18, 1852 - 4. Faustin I Emperor of Haiti - 5. Empress Adelina - 6. H.I.H. Madame Olive, daughter of L.L.M. - 7. H.E. J. Paul, duke of Morin, Grand Chamberlain & aide-de-camp of honor of H.M. the Emperor... - 8. H.E.L. Dufrene Duke of Tiburon, Minister of the War, the Navy and the External Relations... - 9. H.E. Marshal de Camp Louis-Etienne Félicité de Salomon jeune, Duke of Saint-Louis-du-Sud... Minister of Finances and Commerce - 10. D. Delva count of Dame Marie, great chancellor of the Empire... - 11. H.I. Prince Mainville Joseph, Marshal of Camp...son of Prince Jean Joseph [and] H.I. Prince Jean Joseph, Duke of the Port of Peace...brother of H.M. the Emperor - 12. Vil-de-Lubin, Count of Pétionville... Governor of the capital of the Empire (Port-au-Prince)