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The Treaty of Utrecht (France and Portugal)...
Item # 650546 THE POST-BOY, London, a four issue lot with dates of June 4, 6, 9, & 13, 1713
This four-issue set contains the entire Treaty between France and Portugal, which was conducted at Utrecht (see images for details).
Background: The Treaty of Utrecht was an historic agreement among various European powers, with France being the common party within the various agreements, concluded April 11,1713 at Utrecht in the Netherlands. It is part of the series of treaties which ended the War of the Spanish Succession. British historian G. M. Trevelyan argues: "That Treaty, which ushered in the stable and characteristic period of eighteenth-century civilization, marked the end of danger to Europe from the old French monarchy, and it marked a change of no less significance to the world at large, — the maritime, commercial and financial supremacy of Great Britain."
Given its length and the relative lack of newspapers of the era it is quite difficult to find the complete text in a period newspaper. This event predates the popular magazines which would begin lager in the century and many of the more commonly held newspapers of the 1700's.
A very historic treaty with ramifications throughout both Europe and North America. Each issue is complete as a single sheet newspaper with two decorative engravings in the masthead, red tax stamp, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's