Cover of the English translation of the Asiento contract signed by Britain and Spain in 1713 as part of the Utrecht treaty that ended the War of Spanish Succession. The contract granted exclusive rights to Britain to sell slaves in the Spanish Indies.
South Seas Bubble - From Aug. 31 to Oct. the share price of the South Sea Company, which had taken on England's war debt, crashed from 775 British pounds to
Carved painted and gilded coat of arms of the South Sea Company (the original grant of arms October
Bird's eye view of Howland Great Dock, Deptford, Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, c.1717. Surrounding the dock are fields with cattle grazing and horse-drawn carriages passing by on the roads. The Dock was opened in 1700 as a facility for merchant ships. It was renamed 'Greenland Dock' when it was sold in 1763 to the South Sea Company for lease to whaling ships until 1809.
William Hogarth, The South Sea Scheme. As my friend Aldo said, "the allegorical cartoon by Hogarth about the south sea bubble has an illustration of what an century"wheel ride" or carousel probably looked like.