The Foundation of the stock Exchange

[Vienna Stock Exchange]. - Maria Theresia. "Es soll in Unserer K. K. Haupt- und Residenz-Stadt Wien [...] eine öffentliche Börse errichtet [...] werden".

Vienna, 1 Aug. 1771.

Folio (222 x 348 mm). 11, (1) pp. Sewn.


First edition: the official publication of the letter patent that founded the Vienna Stock Exchange in 1771. "The foundation of such a public trading floor had been suggested as early as 14 August 1761 in an offical decree, but the project was not realized. It was not until Maria Theresa's enactment published on 1 August 1771 that the change came about" (cf. Czeike I, 427).

Baltzarek, Die Geschichte der Wiener Börse (1973).

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