ANVERS. Action de 1000 Florins. black. No 259. Minor edge splits at the right border. In 1775 Guilleaume Bolts obtained permission from Empress Maria Theresa to establish a company in the Austrian free port of Trieste, for trading with the East Indies. In 1781 the first shares were issued, with great success. The director was the famous Antwerp businessman Charles de Proli, son of the founder of the KeyserlijkeIndische Compagnie, of Ostend; he was also linked with the formation of the Assurance d'Anvers. The company could not compete with the French and English competition, and after an unfortunate expedition to China, the company was unable to meet its liabilities. The Trieste Company is the last of the great trading companies of the Habsburgs. The share is printed on hand-made paper,and is signed by Count Charles de Proli and by Guillaume Bolts.
Themes: BEFORE 1800, IMPORT/EXPORT
BELGIUM, HUNGARY, ITALY
Date: 1 October 1781
Startprice: € 200