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Title: Instruction Provisionelle pour la Direction de la Maison de Commerce à établir à Trieste pour compte de la Compagnie Imperiale et Roiale Priviligiée de Trieste et Fiume.
Description: 2. S.l. (Antwerpen), manuscript on paper, written in ink, undated, (1750), in-folio, 20 pp ( last 6 pp blank) , written in French, very neat handwriting. (first page a bit stained and dustsoiled). Detailed business plan with organisational instructions for the establishment of a trading house in Trieste on behalve of the ''Compagnie Impériale...''. The plan consists of 44 articles and a conclusion. In article I is mentioned the starting capital of 500.000 German Florins.* This document , unquestionably, was drawn up by Charles Proli in his Antwerp office prior to the Imperial Patent of October 1st 1750 which regulated the foundation of the Company *Later documents all contain a higher amount of capital !. Provenance; from the archives of Charles de Proli ; photostat of a typed letter from 23 May 1945 refers to Theophile Smekens who was still occupied with Proli's bancruptcy in the late 19th c. ( see Denucé, Antwerps Archievenblad 2e reeks, 7 , 1932 nr.1). We have other archive records relating to Charles Proli and the ''Société Impériale de Trieste pour le commerce Aziatique'' on offer. If you would be interested in acquiring several documents a more advantageous price will be applied. Please inquire via e-mail. .

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Price: EUR 1200.00 = appr. US$ 1304.22 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 45004