Definitive Treaty of Peace,His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, on the one part, and the French Republic, His Majesty the King of Spain and Indies, and the Batavian Republic, on the other part.
Letterpress broadside with coloured engraving as head piece. Rare. Sheet 450 x 280mm (17¾ x 11"). Edges frayed, with loss of the end of the publisher's inscription.
A transcript of the 22 Articles of the Treaty of Amiens in 1802, decorated with a female allegorical figure representing the rewards of peace. The signatories were Napoleon Bonaparte, Marquess Cornwallis, the Marquis de Azara (Spain) and Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck (Batavian Republic). It is interesting that the largest article (by quite a margin) is X, concerning the restoration of Malta to the order of St. John of Jerusalem. An important Maltese item.
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