2 TREATY OF PARIS / The end of the seven-years war 106


Description: The starting point of Great Britain's sea-borne empire

Tratado definitivo de paz, e uniaõ entre os serenissimos, e potentisimos principes D. Joseph I. Rey fidelissimo de Portugal, e dos Algarves, Jorge III. Rey da Gram Bretanha, de huma parte; Luiz XV. Rey Christianissimo de França, D. Carlos III. Rey catholico de Hespanha, da outra parte: assignado em Pariz a dez de Fevereiro de mil setecentos sessenta e tres: com os plenos poderes, e ratificaçoens dos quatro Monarcas Contratantes; ajuntado-se os actos que se passaraõ no dia 9 de Marco de mesmo anno, em que as ditas ratificaçoens foraõ trocadas na mesma Corte de Pariz.

Vignette with the coat of arms of Portugal on title.

Lisboa, Miguel Rodrigues, 1763. 4to. Brown calf, spine gilt, with red morocco title label lettered in gold, gilt vignette with the coat of arms of Portugal as well as gilt title on front cover. Vignette with the coat of arms of Portugal on title. 91 pp.

Original edition of the treaty concluded in Paris between Portugal, Spain, France and England on the 10th of February 1763, written in Portuguese and French. There exist two version of the Treaty of Paris. The first, Tratado definitivo de paz concluido entre el Rey Nuestro Señor y S.M. Christianisima por una parte, y S.M. Britanica por otre, was concluded between Englandon one side and France and Spain on the other side. This led to the decision of the King of Portugal to accede to this treaty the same day, which resulted in our treaty.
Together with the treaty of Hubertusburg, the Treaty of Paris terminated the Seven Years War. France lost its possessions on the North American continent by ceding them to Great Britain and Spain, in compensation for Florida, which Spain yielded to Great Britain. France retained its territories in the West Indies from Great Britain, in exchange for which it ceded Grenada and the Grenadines to the English. In East India the French were permitted to return to their posts, but India passed to Great Britain. In Africa France yielded Senegal to Great Britain. Cuba and the Philippines were restored to Spain. In Europe the French and Spanish returned Minorca to Great Britain, and France withdrew its troops from Germany. This treaty was to become the firm basis for English maritime supremacy and Great Britain's Sea-born Empire.

The Treaty of Paris, also known as the Treaty of 1763, was signed on 10 February 1763 by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement, after Britain's victory over France and Spain during the Seven Years' War.

The signing of the treaty formally ended the Seven Years' War, known as the French and Indian War in the North American theatre,[1] and marked the beginning of an era of British dominance outside Europe.[2] The two nations returned much of the territory that they had each captured during the war, but Britain gained much of France's possessions in North America. Additionally, Britain agreed to protect Roman Catholicism in the New World.

Fine copy.
Sabin 96553; Palau XXIV, 339303.
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