Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.
Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.

Newfoundland / Terre-Neuve. 3 rare French 18th-century imprints about fishing in the Grand Banks and other waters nearby.

Place Published: various
Publisher: various
Date Published: 1773 to 1791
Binding: No binding

#1) État de la pêche de morue faite par les français en 1773. Liv. XVII. No. 1. Broadside. 245 × 445 mm.

#2) François Pascal Delattre. Rapport fait à l'Assemblée nationale, au nom du comité d'agriculture et de commerce, sur la pétition des pêcheurs françois, de pouvoir s'approvisionner de sel étranger. Paris: de l’Imprimerie Nationale, 1790. 15, [1] pp., no binding. The author of this report recommends the release of the price of salt, which had experienced a very strong increase following the abolition of the salt tax and the speculative movements that followed. On this occasion, he draws up a complete report on fishing in France. The last page includes a statistical table broken down by year: “État comparatif des produits de la pêche faite sur la côte de l'Isle de Terre-Neuve par les bâtimens armés tant à Saint-Malo, Granville, que de dans les ports de la baie de Saint-Brieuc depuis 1783, jusques et compris 1779, avec les dépenses, tant à l’armement qu’au désarmenment, et le résultat des pertes et bénéfices qui en sont provenus.” Politician and merchant from Abbeville, Delattre (1749-1834) was elected from the third estate to the States-General, deputy of the Somme to the National Assembly (1789-91), to the Council of Five Hundred and president of the legislative body from 1803 to 1811. Goldsmiths-Kress, no. 14178; Martin & Walter, 9816.

#3) Loi concernant la pêche de la morue & du hareng, & le commerce de ces denreìes donneìe a Paris, le 10 Avril 1791. Orléans: chez Jacob l’Aîné, Imprimerie du Deìpartement, 1791. No. 759. Bifolium, 3, [1] pp. “Fait à Orléans, le vingt-cinq Avril mil sept cent quatre-vingt-onze.” The names of ten administrators (Fera, Hanapier, et al) of the Directoire du Département du Loiret are printed at the end of this document. Signed by the secretary (Sauvage) at the end. Although similar imprints with this title and date were printed in different locations in France such as Toulon, Bordeaux, and Caen, this imprint appears to be quite rare.

France was one of the first European nations to practice migratory fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador. It dominated the industry during the 16th and 17th centuries. In the 18th century, France was given limited fishing rights under the Treaty of Utrecht (1713). After the Seven Years' War and the Treaty of Paris (1763), France ceded to Great Britain not only Canada, but also Labrador and Cape Breton. That said, the French wanted to continue fishing in the region and managed to convince the English to renew their fishing rights on the French Shore. In addition, Great Britain agreed to return to the French the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, just off the south coast of Newfoundland, to serve as a refuge for the French fishing fleet on the Grand Banks

Collection on consignment with LDRB.


Very Good. Item #8612

$700.00 USD
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