A View of ye Grand Theatre & Fireworks erected on ye water near ye Court of ye Hague(on Occasion of ye General Peace concluded at Aix la Chapelle Oct. 18, 1748.) & exhibited June 18, 1749. N.S.
Engraved for S. & I. Exshaw Dub: 1749.
Engraving. 195 x 430mm. Very fine Irish copper engraving.
In essence, the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle and the War of Austrian Succession concluded status quo ante bellum. In the commercial struggle between Britain and France in the West Indies, Africa, and India, nothing was settled; the treaty was thus no basis for a lasting peace.
[Ref: 7192] £450.00