Lot 229: Holy Roman Emperor who ruled from 1711 until his death in 1740, which sparked the War of the Austrian Succession over the question of his daughter Maria Theresa's eligibility to rule. LS in German, signed "Carl," one page both sides, 8.5 x 13, July 1725. Untranslated official letter of state. The crisply embossed large paper seal remains affixed to the reverse of the second integral sheet. In very good condition, with moderate to heavy overall dampstaining, foxing, and soiling, and light show-through from writing to opposing sides.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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