Scarce Treatise on the Hanseatic Laws, Maritime Law and Marine Insurance Kuricke, Reinhold [1610?-1667]. Jus Maritimum Hanseaticum, Olim Germanico Tantum Idiomate Editum, Nunc Vero Etiam in Latinum Translatum, & ad Singulos Titulos Eorumque Articulos Commentariis & Dissertationibus Juridicis, Politicis, Historicisque Illustratum, Nec Minus cum Legibus Antiquis Rhodiorum, Romanorum, Wysbicensium, Caroli V. & Philippi II. Hispaniarum Regum, Variorum Deniq: Regnorum Civitatumq: Statutis, Juribus & Plebiscitus Collatum, ac Firmatum. Accesserunt Diatriba de Assecurationibus: Item Variae Illustres Quaestiones ad Jus Maritimum Pertinentes. Hamburg: Sumptibus Zachariae Herteli, 1667. [viii], 248; 120 pp. Text of Hansa Laws in German with parallel Latin translation. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and blind rules and ornaments to spine, endpapers renewed. Title page printed in red and black. Light browning to interior, light foxing in places, owner inscription in tiny hand dated 1702 to title page, a small repair to its fore-edge with no loss to text. A handsome copy. $2,500. * Only edition. Adopted in 1591, the Hanseatic or (Hanse) laws governed maritime trade among the cities of the Hanseatic League, a group that included, among others, Lubeck, Hamburg, Stockholm, Krakow, Danzig (Gdansk) and Wisby. It was authoritative in northern Europe and an important influence on the development of maritime law in Europe, Great Britain and the Americas. Written by a state official from Danzig, Jus Maritimum Hanseaticum provides the text of the laws (in German and Latin) and a thorough treatise on the laws and their history. As noted by the book's title, he compares the Hanse laws to the Rhodian Laws, Roman law, the Laws of Wisby and the laws of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Philip II of Spain. This is followed by essays, each with a half title, on marine insurance (Diatriba de Assecurationibus and the resolution of disputes and jurisdictional issues in maritime law Resolutio Quaestionum Illustrium ad Jus Maritimum Pertinentium). Kuricke's Latin translation of the Hanse laws was originally published in 1652. Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 1:020124N.
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