14931

SATIRE ON THE TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND SWEDEN

La Rarete de Prague. De Praagsche Rariekiek

Published
Amsterdam by Jan ‘T Lam naer de Copy van London by T.Cooper

Description
Broadside, large folio, overall 17″ x 22″, engraving at top, letterpress beneath printed in four columns, one minor hole in blank margin, has been folded, printed one side as issued.

£550.00

SKU: 14931

Product Description

A reissue with a translation of the text into both French and Dutch of the satire published at London titled “The C—rd—n—ls Masterpiece, or Europe in a Flurry” (BM No. 2503) which was issued in October 1741. Sweden at the instigation of the French had declared War against Russia and was defeated, although Russia then was the subject of a Revolution. Peace was then agreed. In the illustration Walpole is shown appearing alarmed at the prospect. Extremely rare.