1700 Lewes Roberts Merchants Maps of Commerce Trade Finance Numismatics Coins

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“one of the earliest systematic treatises on economics in English” (DNB) with RARE PROVENANCE!

 

Lewes Roberts was an early 17th-century British merchant who is known for his leadership in the East India Company and authorship of important economics books. ‘The Merchants Map of Commerce’ became one of the most important and standard economics books, focusing on advice for business transactions, trade negotiations, weights and measures, coins both real and counterfeit, and traveling tips.

 

Carl Menger states that this work ‘represents the economic views of England of the 17th-century more accurately than any other work of that age.”

 

It should be noted that this 1700 edition is complete in all regards as published by Thomas Horne.

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1700 Lewes Roberts Merchants Maps of Commerce Trade Finance Numismatics Coins

 

“one of the earliest systematic treatises on economics in English” (DNB) with RARE PROVENANCE!

 

Lewes Roberts was an early 17th-century British merchant who is known for his leadership in the East India Company and authorship of important economics books. ‘The Merchants Map of Commerce’ became one of the most important and standard economics books, focusing on advice for business transactions, trade negotiations, weights and measures, coins both real and counterfeit, and traveling tips.

 

Carl Menger states that this work ‘represents the economic views of England of the 17th-century more accurately than any other work of that age.”

 

It should be noted that this 1700 edition is complete in all regards as published by Thomas Horne.

 

Item number: #5600

Price: $950

 

ROBERTS, Lewes

 

The Merchants map of commerce: wherein the universal manner and matter relating to trade and merchancize, are fully treated of; the standard and current coins of most princes and repvblicks observ’d: the real and imaginary coins of accounts and exchanges express’d; the natural products and artificial commodities and manufactures for transportation declar’d; the weights and measures of all eminent cities and towns of traffick in universe, collected one into another; and all reduc’d to the meridian of commerce practis’d in the famous city of London.

 

London: Printed for Thomas Horne at the south entrance of the Royal Exchange, in Cornhill., 1700.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 works in 1
    • [4], 431, [17]; 67, [1]
  • References: Sabin 71909; Wing R 1601
  • Language: English
  • Provenance: Handwritten
    • John Livingston
      • John R. Livingston (1755–1851), a merchant who took over his father’s gun powder mill during the Revolutionary War.
      • He was the son of of the prominent colonial American politician Robert Robert Livingston (1718-1775), also called “The Judge”. Robert was a leading Whig in New York in the years leading up to the American Revolution.
      • He was the brother of Robert Robert Livingston (1746-1813), who was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, and a Founding Father of the United States. He was known as “The Chancellor”, after the high New York state legal office he held for 25 years. He was a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, along with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Roger Sherman. Livingston administered the Oath of Office to George Washington when he assumed the presidency in 1789.
    • Elizabeth Livingston
      • Elizabeth Stevens Livingston (1780-1829) married Lt. Governor Edward Philip Livingston, the grandson of Philip Livingston, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
      • The daughter of previously mentioned Robert Robert Livingston, “The Chancellor”.
      • John R. Livingston’s niece, she was an executrix for John Livingston’s will. The note at the base of the title page indicates that she gave this book to “C. Christopher” according to John Livingston’s will.
    • Christopher
    • Anna Williams Esq.

 

  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~13.25in X 8.5in (33.5cm x 21.5cm)
  • Very rare with auction records and price comparisons at over $2,000

 

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5600

Categories

Law & Government

European History

Authors

ROBERTS, Lewes

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete