Series HR-DADU-56.1 - Venditae caratiorum; Vendite di caratti (Sales of ship shares)

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Venditae caratiorum; Vendite di caratti (Sales of ship shares)


  • 1799-1801 (Creation)

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1 volume; textual records

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The series consists of only one volume in which between 1799 and 1800 the purchase and sale of shares were recorded. Records of share trading contain the following information: date of sale, name of the seller, number and price of shares sold, name of the buyer, name of the captain of the ship the shares of which were sold. Share sales were most often recorded in a following format: Adi 2 Luglio 1799; Capitano Cristoforo Milich ha venduto caratti mezzo a Jacob Israel Russi per ducati settanta cinque nel bastimento diretto da quondam capitano Niccolo Marassi (vol. 1, f. 5).

The volume is very important for researching the history of maritime business of Ragusan Jews in the 18th century since almost all the Jews were co-owners of ships of the Republic at that time. Most of them owned 1/2 to 3 shares of one or more ships. The cases where Jews owned half of one ship (12 carats), or more, were very rare. Ragusan Jews sometimes had the ownership of the entire ship, and this data is recorded in the fonds Diversa de Foris (HR-DADU-30). There are many records in this volume in which Jews appear both as sellers and as share buyers. Most records refer to members of a Ragusan family Ambonetti, and other records refer to members of other Ragusan families such as Costantini, Levi Mandolfo, Luzzena, Maestro, Pardo, Russi, Tolentino, Valenzin, Venturra. The records show that even Ragusan women also traded in shares at that time, and some of these women were Jewish, such as Lydia, the wife of Israel Maestro, and Judith, the widow of Nathan Ambonetti (e.g., vol. 1, f. 30).

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State Archives in Dubrovnik

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Diversa de foris (HR-DADU-30), Patenta, Concessiones navigationis et Renovationes concessionum (HR-DADU-56.2), Provedimenta navigationis (HR-DADU-56.7), and Ruoli (HR-DADU-58.2).

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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. Josip Luetić, O pomorstvu Dubrovačke Republike u XVIII. stoljeću (resumé: La marine marchande de Dubrovnik au XVIIIe siécle), Dubrovnik: JAZU, Pomorski muzej Dubrovnik, 1959. 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 56.10

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