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French-Dutch terms for the treatment and exchange of prisoners of war in 1673

Conditien ende articulen, van het Quartier Generael, aengaende het wisselen ende rantçoeneren der gevangens, over een gekomen ende gheslooten tusschen den Heere Hertogh van Luxemburgh ... ende den Heere Grave van Hornes ...
The Hague, Jacobus Scheltus, 1673. 4to. With a woodcut vignette on the title-page. Modern wrappers. 8 pp.
€ 275
First edition of a highly interesting agreement regarding the treatment and exchange of prisoners of war taken captive, whether by the French or by the Dutch army during the French-Dutch war of 1672-1673 (the "rampjaar" or year of disaster). The agreement was concluded on 26 May 1673 and signed on the French side by the notorious François of Montmorency (1628-1695), Duke of Luxembourg, the French Governor of Utrecht and instigator of the massacres of Bodegraven and Woerden, who later that year made his famous retreat from Utrecht to Maastricht. In 1675 he was made Marechal of France. On the the side of the States General and Stadtholder William III the agreement was signed by Willem Adriaan II of Horne (1633-1694), a high-ranking officer in the army of the States General.
The prisoners could be exchanged according to their military ranks or could be ransomed. Pp. 3-5 lists the monetary value for each rank. A new version was promulgated in 1675 and was reprinted several times, probably into the early 18th century.
Slightly dust-soiled, with a horizontal fold in the middle, but overall in good condition. Knuttel 10717; STCN 851322913; Tiele 6638.
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