Chartered Companies

Chartered companies are composed of of investors who underwrite trade and exploration missions and share in the profits. Usually they are granted a monopoly over their sphere of influence to encourage investment and limit competition.

French companies —

Foreign companies —

  • Company of Merchant Adventurers of London (England)
  • East India Company (England)
  • Levant Company (England)
  • Muscovy Company (England)
  • Society of Merchant Venturers (England)
  • Somers Isles Company (England)
  • Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (United Provinces)
  • Geoctroyeerde Westindische Compagnie (United Provinces)
  • Casa da Índia e da Guiné (Portugal)
  • Dansk Østindisk Kompagni (Denmark)


Chartered Companies

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