Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Bickham, G. J.; Champion, J.
Place made: United Kingdom
Date made: 1738
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 13 in x 8 in
Engraved sheet describing the role of "invoyces" (modern spelling: invoices) in business. With a decorative header showing two cherubs with coral branches and two dolphins flanking a portrait of a man labeled "John Carefull, Factor.", below which is a scene of a boat coming in to a shore laden with parcels. Text reads: "Invoyces shew [show] the Cost and Charges on Goods sent by Sea from one Place to another; like a Bill of Parsels [parcels] among Tradesmen. The Person who sends the Invoyce is called the Factor, who is imployed [employed] by the Merchant abroad; to buy, Sell, remit, Ship, and pay Charges on Goods sent from hence, or brought hither. Such Factor is allowed a certain Rate Per Cent for his Trouble, which is called Commission, & is paid by the Imployer [Employer]. The form of an Invoyce is as follows.--" Verso is blank, and next page is not in the collection.