Lot 701: PONT DE ST. GERVAIS & DE LA ROUTE ROYALE DE TULLINS, S.A. DU
October 29, 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 30 June 1840 38 ISERE. BORDEAUX. Action de F500. black. No 41. Folds and some faint brown staining. Founded 1838 to build a bridge across the River Isère, linking the Isère and Drome départements, at St. Gervais, west of Grenoble, and to improve the 'royal road' to nearby Tullins (Isère). The company had a concession until 1909, and by this the shares were to be fully repaid, doubtless from tolls due to end at that time. This attractive certificate shows the fine suspension bridge, and a four-horse carriage driving fast along the road.
Condition Report: F-VF