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The peace of Nijmegen in 1678: freedom of commerce and navigation

Traitté de commerce, navigation & marine, fait, conclu & arresté a Nimegue, le 10 du mois dAoust 1678. Entre les Ambassadeurs ... de Sa Majestée Tres-Chretienne dune, et les Ambassadeurs ... des Seigneurs Estants Generaux des Provinces Unies du Pays-Bas de lautre part.
The Hague, Jacob Scheltus, 1678. 4to. With the woodcut printer's device of Scheltus on the title-page. 19th-century blue wrappers. 28 pp.
€ 200
Original edition of the French text of the separate Treaty on freedom of commerce and navigation, set to expire after 25 years, between King Louis XIV of France and the Dutch Republic, incl. proxies and ratifications. The treaty was a part of a series of treaties signed in the Dutch city of Nijmegen between August 1678 and October 1679. The treaties ended various interconnected wars among France, the Dutch Republic, Spain, Brandenburg, Sweden, Denmark, the Prince-Bishopric of Münster, and the Holy Roman Empire. The most significant of the treaties was the first, which established peace between France and the Dutch Republic and placed the northern border of France very near its modern position, also signed on the 10th of August 1678: Tractaet van de Vrede ... gemaeckt tot Nimegen ...
In good condition. Knuttel 11595; cf. Knuttel 11591 (Dutch text).
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