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How to restore French power in British India after the Seven Years' War: a diplomatic draft

[AUTOGRAPH - FRANCE, ENGLAND & INDIA].
[French manuscript on the negotiation strategy of the French with the British on India.]
ca. 1778. Folio. Sewn with two small chords in the left upper and bottom corner. [7], [1 blank] pp.
€ 2,500
First draft of an autograph manuscript in French, with erasures and corrections, probably written by a diplomat or strategist, concerning the causes of Britains defeat of France in India during the Seven Years War (1756-1763) and analysing different ways to restore France to power on Indian soil by an alliance with the sultan Haider Ali Khan (1722-1782), who ruled Mysore and a large part of southern India and was one of the greatest enemies of the British East India Company. According to the unidentified diplomat who wrote this text, Haider Ali Khan was the only one who was able to defeat the British or challenge their supremacy in India. In this manuscript he describes the best strategy not only to join Haider Ali Khan, but also to negotiate with the British people on profitable Indian trade for both parties.
Slightly worn and frayed around the edges, first page slightly dust-soiled, but still an interesting autograph manuscript in good condition.
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