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Real Compañia de Comercio de Barcelona] [Printing on vellum] Tramullas I Roig, Manuel.
Accion de la Real Compa. De Comercio establecida en Barcelona
1756 - Rare share of the Real Compañia de Comercio de Barcelona printed on vellum, incorporating a fascinating view of the city. 1756. Barcelona. 16 x 12 inches. Printed on Vellum, with manuscript additions, and company seal; the additions are signatures of the various directors and details concerning the sale of the share certificate. Minor soiling, but quite nice for a view printed on vellum. 2,000 $ A magnificent view of Barcelona, engraved on vellum, by the prominent Catalan artist Manuel Tramullas, illustrating a share certificate for the Royal Trading Company of Barcelona, issued in 1756. This beautiful work features a panorama of Barcelona, framed in a fine architectural border, surmounted by a picture of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child, who symbolically protect the city. In the view, one can see the spires of the Barcelona’s Gothic cathedral, the city’s elaborate defenses, including the fortress atop Montjuïc. Below is a fine register of text surrounded by rococo border, with the terms of the issue of the stock certificate. The piece was engraved on vellum in order to confer its durability and lend its added gravitas. This share certificate was especially engraved for holders of the inaugural shares of the Real Compañía de Comercio Establecido de Barcelona (The Royal Trading Company of Barcelona). The Company was charted in 1755 on the orders of Ferdinand VI, and was given a monopoly on trade between Catalonia and Spanish Caribbean colonies of Santa Domingo, Puerto Rico and the Isla de Margarita (Venezuela). At the beginning of the 18th Century the Sp … [Click Below for Full Description]
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