Compagnie des Indes [Louisiane]
Compagnie française des Indes

Compagnie des Indes [Louisiane]

Paris
january 28, 1723
Size : 20,8 x 31,8 cm
Condition : A
Reference : 212-4
€760.00

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Beautiful P.S. " [Estienne] Le Cordier ", Paris, January 28, 1723. 1 p. in-folio. Black wax stamp with the arms of the Company.

Death certificate of S. de Porteval, who died on September 7, 1781 "major at Fort Loüis in the Province of Loüisianne [...] maintained by the Compagnie des Indes [...]".

Compagnie française des Indes

The Compagnie des Indes created by Colbert in 1664 succeeded in establishing a commercial monopoly in the new territories that could be reached by taking the eastern route (East Indies) and those that could be reached by the western route, the so-called New World (West Indies). The exclusive privilege of trade was granted in 1717 to the East India Company, known in Paris as the Mississippi Company, founded by the Scottish financier John Law, who reorganized the exploitation of the colony.