PROCLAMATION DU ROI, SUR LE DÉCRET DE L'ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE, DU 3 AVRIL, POUR LA LIBERTÉ DU COMMERCE DE L'INDE AU-DELÀ DU CAP DE BONNE-ESPÉRANCE [caption title]
by [East Indies Trade]
Rouen: L. Oursel, 1790. 3pp. [with:] [PRINTED FORM LETTER, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, CONCERNING THE PROCLAMATION]. [N.p. 1790]. p. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Light wear and soiling. Very good. Proclamation by the Revolutionary government of France, abolishing the monopoly of the French East India Company on trade beyond the Cape of Good Hope and declaring it open to all Frenchmen. The Compagnie des Indes Orientales was established in 1664 to compete with the British and Dutch East India companies. It had considerable difficulty maintaining itself financially through its long history, and it was finally liquidated in 1769. In 1785 it was reconstituted and granted a seven-year monopoly on trade beyond the Cape of Good Hope, but the French Revolution and the democratic zeal that accompanied it, put an end to that with the present decree. The brief proclamation is accompanied by a transmittal form from the Bureau Intermediane du Departement de Montivilliers, indicating that one copy of the proclamation was sent to the recipient.
(Inventory #: WRCAM51521)
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