Expulsion et Embarquement des Jesuites des Etas d'Espagne

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Expulsion et Embarquement des Jesuites des Etas d'Espagne
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Expulsion et Embarquement des Jesuites des Etats d’Espagne, Par Ordre de S.M.C. le 31 Mars 1767
Paris ca. 1767
Engraving
350 x 540 mm
£180
A large and rare print on the subject of the Expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain and its colonies by Charles III.
The reasons for the expulsion are clouded in mystery, Charles II said that he  ‘was moved by weighty reasons, conscious of his duty to uphold obedience, tranquility and justice amongst his people, and for other urgent, just, and compelling causes, which he was locking away in his Royal breast’