A Cayenne: L'Imprimerie du Gouvernement, 1828. 54pp. Slim quarto. Contemporary plain wrappers. Internally clean and bright. Near fine. Item #WRCAM30792
A collection of proposed French administrative documents concerning the establishment of a mortgage and loan office in French Guiana. The various articles are geared toward liberal loan regulations to encourage agricultural development, including the allowance of slaves as collateral. Since the restoration of the region to French authority in 1817 via the Treaty of Vienna, the promotion of an agrarian economy was a primary concern, though the subsequent designation of Cayenne as a penal colony significantly reduced the territory's appeal. Like most Cayenne imprints of this era, the present document is quite rare. Not on OCLC.