London: 10-30 May 1725. Original bound manuscript volume, compiled in a notebook titled Exchanges in ornate script. 54 pages plus cover [one leaf missing]. Covers lightly discolored and worn, with light chipping. Some browning, folds, and such. Still very good. Item #4988
An original manuscript maintaining careful records of bills of exchange entered into in May of 1725. Begins with a very interesting table of exchange rates between London and a number of cities: (as written) Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburgh, Paris, Bourdeaux, Cadis, Madrid, Bilboa, Leghorne, Genova, Venice, Lisbon, Porto, and Dublin. Bills of exchange were widely used in international trade to facilitate transactions between currencies.