Interesting Collection of Treaties and Related Documents from the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic [Netherlands]. Recueil van de Tractaten, Gemaeckt en Geslotenusschen de Hoogh Mog. Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden ter Eenre, Ende Verscheyde Koningen, Princes en Potentaten ter Andere Zyde. The Hague: By Jacobus Scheltus, . 72 parts in one volume, each with individual pagination and publication date. Thumb-tabbed. Quarto (7-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary vellum, later hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Moderate soiling, chipping to head of spine, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, a few partial cracks to text block. Woodcut title-page devices and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, a few thumb tabs lacking. Later notes in pencil to front endleaf, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, small inkstamp to title page, annotations to verso. A solid copy. $1,250. * Only edition (in this form). This volume collects 72 treaties, proclamations and related documents of the United Provinces (Dutch Republic) from 25 April 1576 to 15 June 1701. This was the era when the United Provinces was a major commercial and colonial power. Indeed, many treaties in this collection deal with activities in North and South America. The texts are in Dutch, Dutch and Latin, Dutch and French, or Dutch, Latin and French. The title pages or colophons containing the original imprints and dates. OCLC locates 6 copies in North America, 1 in a law library (University of Michigan). Not in Dekkers. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 68457 (citing a 1684 issue).
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