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EDICT OF AMBOISE -- "LA PAIX FAITE EN L'ISLE AUX BŒUFS pres Orleans, le 13. Mars 1563". (, n.d. (c. 1570)). Plain etched representation of the peace negotiations at Amboise, with a view of Orléans in the background. 317 x 491 mm. (Laid down, a bit worn and soiled/stained).

Singular plate from a series of 40 by J.J. Perrissin & J. Tortorel '(…) tableaux ou histoires diverses (…) touchant les guerres, massacres et troubles advenus en France (…)'. The Edict of Amboise, also known as the Edict of Pacification, was signed at the Château of Amboise on 19 March 1563 by Catherine de' Medici, acting as regent for her son Charles IX of France. The Edict ended the first stage of the French Wars of Religion, inaugurating a period of official peace in France by guaranteeing the Huguenots religious privileges and freedoms. However, it was gradually undermined by continuing religious violence at a regional level and hostilities renewed in 1567. - This plate from the first edition, see at length Brunet V, 892.

€ 150

result € 120

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