REGNE DE LOUIS XV - War of the Austrian Succession... - Lot 728 - Arthema Auction

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REGNE DE LOUIS XV - War of the Austrian Succession... - Lot 728 - Arthema Auction
REGNE DE LOUIS XV - War of the Austrian Succession - SIEGE OF NAMUR. War between the Kingdom of France and the United Provinces allied with the Holy German Empire. France invaded Belgium in 1745 with 100,000 men commanded by Marshal de Saxe. The siege of Namur was entrusted to the Comte de Clermont and took place from September 6 to 30, 1746. Very interesting document with fine typography, 4 pages 30 x 19 cm : TRAITE DE CAPITULATION ET CONDITIONS POUR LA GARNISON HOLLANDOISE & les troupes de sa majesté impériale, Reine de Hongrie, qui se trouvent au CHATEAU de NAMUR, 30 sept. 1746. On the right, the ten points of the treaty agreement governing the conditions of surrender of men and officers, places of internment of prisoners (officers, cavalrymen or soldiers), deadlines for recovering personal effects, fate of officers' and soldiers' weapons, fate of all crews, horses and wagons etc... left part final agreement ARTICLES GRANTED by His Serene Highness Monseigneur le Comte de CLERMONT, to the garrison of the Castles of NAMUR. resumption of the ten points with the mention refused, granted or the corrective of agreement on the part of France for the reception of the Dutch capitulation. Document made at Namur on October 1, 1746, signed Louis de Bourbon for France, signed B. Crommelin for Holland. A NAMUR, chez J. François Lafontaine, imprimeur de la Ville, avec privilège des supérieurs. RARE, highly accurate historical document on this capitulation of the Flanders war and the habits and customs of warfare in the 18th century.
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