35 ILLE-ET-VILAINE. BINIC. Action de F1000. black. #70. No 37. Folds. A very interesting privateer share, to finance the equipping of the schooner "Eléonore" at the port of Binic, Côte d'Armor department of Brittany. The shipowner was François Le Saulnier de Saint Jouan (1784-1847). He was first cousin by marriageof Robert Surcouf, the legendary French privateer and it was from Surcouf that he had bought, in 1802, this ship. With l'Eléonore, Le Saulnier organises 4 most successful raiding campaigns against the English between 1809 and 1812, capturing no less than 11 ships with its 53 people crew and armed with 14 cannons. In later years, Le Saulnier becomes the mayor of Binic and its family remained the most prominent of the town for many decades. First time in our auctions. Personally signed by Le Saulnier de Saint Jouan.
Themes: ARMS, BEFORE 1800, SHIPPING
LE SAULNIER DE SAINT JOUAN
Date: 3 August 1809
Startprice: € 1600