Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1796. First Edition. Good. Item #List0119
The first bilingual edition of Pinckney’s Treaty of San Lorenzo, which ended the West Florida Conflict by establishing an amicable agreement between Spain and the United States for the navigation of the Mississippi River. Thomas Pinckney signed as a representative of the United States, and Manuel de Godoy signed in the name of Carlos IV of Spain. The agreement’s effects were far reaching, as the ceded land that became the Mississippi Territory - particularly the Natchez region - formed a gateway for the United States expansion into the Southwest by destabilizing Spanish power. A landmark treaty, uncommon in its first bilingual edition. Rear wrap and final leaf detached, and lacking the passports. Worming and chips to wraps, contents well preserved, good condition overall.
Palau 339329; Sabin 96587.