4,250.00USD+ (765.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
SOLD at 2013 Jun 04 @ 03:51UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Did you win this item?
A full invoice should be emailed to the winner by the auctioneer within a day or two.
France, August 25, 1720, 200 mm x 325 mm 1 page holograph letter hand signed by Law regarding the exchange of 200,000 Livres for 10,000 Livres banknotes. VF condition with minor toning at margins. John Law, Scottish financier and speculator; founded Banque Générale in 1716, the first bank in France which issued paper currency, was created for the development and colonization of Louisiana in 1717, called the "Mississippi Scheme", Law fled on collapse of the Scheme due to over issue of paper currency and hostile government action (ca.1720). This letter was written during the collapse of his financial empire.
PLEASE CONTACT US TO REGISTER FOR LIVE BIDDING OR ABSENTEE BIDDING AT:
Snail Mail: Archives International Auctions
P.O.Box 0978, Tenafly, NJ 07670
The auction will take place in our new office at 1580 Lemoine Ave., Suite 7, Fort Lee, NJ 07024