Object of the Month

Accounting Book

By 14 May, 2019 No Comments

Object of the Month - 2020 February

Every month the Museum of the Oldest Appellation in the World highlights one of the many objects that are part of the collection shown in our permanent exhibition. Come and discover the object of the month and find out more about our history.

In the accounting field, Real Companhia Velha was considered a pioneer company in Portugal. Having been one of the first companies in the North of Portugal implementing the innovative “double entry” technique in its accounting records, during the 18th century.

This account book is on display in the fifth nucleus of the permanent exhibition in the Museum of the Oldest Appellation in the World. It is part of a set of documents that emphasize the Company’s economic and financial path over the centuries.


Paper, ink and leather

19th century

Real Companhia Velha

Width: 7 cm Height: 49 cm Length: 40 cm