Nº. 11. Ascamâ das Impostas

AUCTION 22 | Tuesday, January 27th, 2004 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art Including Holy Land Maps, Illustrated Books, Photography and Graphic Art from The Collection of Daniel M. Friedenberg of Greenwich, Conn

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Lot 18

Nº. 11. Ascamâ das Impostas

Single-page Spanish broadside, with manuscript addition Folio

London: 15th Heshvan 1770

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
By order of the Queen of England, an impost of two shillings per pound on all transactions (i.e. 10%), is to be paid to the Spanish-Portuguese community. According to the final paragraph of the proclamation, Ascamah Nº. 11 was to be read in the synagogue on two consecutive Sabbaths, also every Rosh Hashanah - “E Paz Sobre Israel” (And peace be upon Israel)