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[Spain — Fishing and Whaling]
'CEDULA DE S. M. PARA EL ESTABLECIMIENTO DE LA REAL COMPAÑIA MARITIMA DE 19 DE SETIEMBRE DE 1789.' MADRID: DE ORDEN SUPERIOR, 1789
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1,0002,000
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297
[Spain — Fishing and Whaling]
'CEDULA DE S. M. PARA EL ESTABLECIMIENTO DE LA REAL COMPAÑIA MARITIMA DE 19 DE SETIEMBRE DE 1789.' MADRID: DE ORDEN SUPERIOR, 1789
Estimate
1,0002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,000 USD
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[Spain — Fishing and Whaling]
'CEDULA DE S. M. PARA EL ESTABLECIMIENTO DE LA REAL COMPAÑIA MARITIMA DE 19 DE SETIEMBRE DE 1789.' MADRID: DE ORDEN SUPERIOR, 1789
Small folio (11 5/8 x 8 in.; 295 x 203mm). Letterpress title with large wood-cut vignette of the Spanish Royal arms, text in Spanish, signed at the end with the paraph of Antonio Valdés, minister of the Spanish Navy, 1 small format (5 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.; 140 x 184mm) hand-colored engraving of the Real Compañia Maritima flag; chip to title-page at lower spine-edge corner, small stain to K1. Bound to style in full vellum, manuscript lettering to spine; some foxing and yellowing to vellum.
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Catalogue Note

The printed version of the Spanish Royal decree establishing the Real Compañía Marítima (Royal Maritime Company)

This fascinating work is beautifully printed, and includes a carefully engraved and colored image of the flag that was granted to the Real Compañía Maritima. The text includes detailed instructions for what proved to be a short-lived venture. The intention was that the Compañía Maritima should spear-head a revival of the Spanish fishing and whaling industries, which had foundered by the late 18th century. The Compañía Marítima was initially well-funded with its financial backers including the Spanish King himself, but was not a success and was dissolved early in the nineteenth century.

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