50 MANCHE.Police d'assurances. black. No 115. Very early insurance company from the city of Granville, Normandy. Founded 1749 by the merchants of the town to jointly cover the risks of maritime transport. The 2-page text, in French, states amongst others that the court in Rouen has jurisdiction in case of disputes. This insurance policy was made out for the ship Le Gédéon (250 tons), for an amount of 37.000 Livres. This was a major shipping vessel, specialised in fishing in the waters of Terre-Neuve / Newfoundland. Although Newfoundland was an English colony, France had in 1713 received major fishing rights alongside large parts of the north and west coast of Newfoundland. These fishing rights remained in place until 1904.
Thema's: BEFORE 1800, INSURANCE
CANADA, FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN
Datum: 8 May 1749
Startprijs: € 300