François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duke de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, was a French educator and social reformer who contributed to the development of French agriculture and the education of children living in poverty. Born into the French nobility and initially a supporter of King Louis XVI, in 1792 during the French Revolution he fled to England and then to the United States, returning to France in 1799. During the Napoleonic era he served on state commissions concerning health, manufacturing and prisons and sponsored progressive reforms such as the movement to abolish slavery. In addition to establishing a school of arts and crafts in Châlons, he established one of the first savings banks. He authored books on economics, education, and his experiences in America.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, handling. Folds as issued, now flattened. Left margin a little short, as issued, but still ample for framing.
“Carte Des Etats-Unis Provinces Meridionales.” https://www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/22559/Carte_Des_EtatsUnis_Provinces_Meridionales/La%20Rochefoucault-Liancourt.html (5 December 2017)
“François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duke de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 2017. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Francois-Alexandre-Frederic-duc-de-La-Rochefoucauld-Liancourt (5 December 2017).