[St. Petersburg]: Pri Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk, 1782. Folio (29.5 × 19.5 cm). Sewn leaves, remnant of paper spine strip; 22 pp. Text in Russian and French in facing columns. Old vertical crease; first and last leaf lightly soiled and discolored; spine partially split; still about very good. Item #4468
Rare copy of a treaty between the Russian Empire and Denmark, determining mutually benefitial trade relations. Ties between the two powers were strained after Peter III became the Russian Tsar in 1762, as his descent from Holstein-Gottorf led to territorial conflicts between the two powers and even the treat of war. After Catherine II ousted her husband and ascended the throne, however, relations normalized. An alliance was entered in 1765 and in 1773 the return of Schleswig-Holstein to Denmark in exchange for Russian control over the duchy of Oldenburg was formalized in the Treaty of Tsarskoe Selo. The present treaty establishes "firm peace" and "eternal friendship" between Russian and Denmark, and specifies conditions under which subjects of each nation could reside and conduct business in the respective country, as well as the details of customs proceedings and tariffs.
No auction records found. Not in the Fekula Collection. Not in Bitovt. KVK, OCLC show only the copy at SUB Göttingen.