Series HR-DADU-56.9 - Diversa navigationis (Various documents regarding navigation)

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Diversa navigationis (Various documents regarding navigation)


  • 1766-1811 (Creation)

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5 volumes; textual records

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The series contains transcripts of various documents issued in the consulates of the Dubrovnik Republic in the ports of the Mediterranean, as well as in the city of Dubrovnik itself. The files were registered in the books of this series at the request of the captain and some other persons, whose function was not defined, so that it can only be assumed that these were co-owners of ships, providers of maritime loans, and/or merchants. The content of the files is very diverse: from instructions of the co-owners of the ship to the captain, lists of merchandise, invoices, consignment notes, and lists of co-owners of the ships, to various powers of attorney, private letters and testimonies of shipwrecks.

The series contains a very small number of references to Jewish people, and the data can be used for the analysis of their involvement in the maritime affairs of the Republic. The referenced Jews are members of some Ragusan Jewish families, such as Ambonetti, Levi Mandolfo, Pardo, Tolentino, Venturra. The Jews referenced appear in these documents as co-owners of ships, merchants, providers of maritime loans, proxies of maritime captains (e.g. vol. 1, f. 255).

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State Archives in Dubrovnik

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Venditae caratiorum(HR-DADU-56.1), Patenta, Concessiones navigationis et Renovationes concessionum (HR-DADU-56.2), Litterae Officii navigationis (HR-DADU-56.3), Intentiones navigationis (HR-DADU-56.4), Apolitiae onerum (HR-DADU-56.5), Diplomata navigationis (HR-DADU-56.6), Provedimenta navigationis (HR-DADU-56.7), and Diversae terminationes et notae Officii navigationis (HR-DADU-56.8).

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Vinko Foretić, »Pomorska serija starog Dubrovačkog arhiva, I.« Naše more 11 (1954): 597-599.Vinko Foretić, »Pomorska serija starog Dubrovačkog arhiva, II.« Naše more 12 (1954): 664-666. Ilija Mitić, Konzulati i konzularna služba starog Dubrovnika (summary: The Consuls and the Consular Service of Old Dubrovnik: rissunto: Consolati e servizi della vecchia Dubrovnik), Dubrovnik: Historijski institut JAZU u Dubrovnik, 1973.

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Fonds of the Dubrovnik Republic and the territory of the former Republic under the French Administration, series 56.8

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  • English



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