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Title: Plan d'érection d'une maison de commerce à Bruges avec relation d'une maison a Ostende pour le commerce d'entrepot...Collection of 2 manuscript drafts of this proposal.
Description: 2. (Bruges - Antwerp ),no date, (1777), 2 manuscript on paper, written in ink, in-folio, written in French, very neat handwriting. [1] Plan d'érection... 8 pp (of which 3 blank), with a fold in the middle. unsigned, with a manuscript correction in pencil. This correction, pertaining to the capital of the company - 500.000 is changed into 400.000- allows us to consider this draft as being the earlier one. [2] Plan d'érection... 4 pp (of which 1 blank), with a fold in the middle and traces of a red lacquer seal (probably send as a letter ?) Provenance; from the archives of Charles de Proli ; added is a photostat of a typed letter from 23 May 1945 which 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). On this history of Proli's business initiatives see at length '' Charles Proli , Antwerps zakenman en bankier 1723 - 1786.'' Study by H. Houtman-De Smedt - published by the Brussels' Academy in 1983. On page 90-91 is related how on the 12th December 1777, in Ghendt, was founded the ''Maison de Commerce de Bruges'' . 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 450.00 = appr. US$ 489.08 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 46210