Lot 243: Important king of Poland and Sweden (1566–1632) whose long reign coincided with the apex of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth's prestige, power, and economic influence. Rare LS in Latin, signed "Sigismundus Rex," one page, 7.75 x 12, October 28, 1630. Untranslated letter welcoming Onorato Visconti, Titular Archbishop of Larissa, as the new Nuncio in Poland. Retains the original official paper seal affixed to the second integral page. Affixed to backing paper for reinforcement. In very good condition, with overall toning and staining. Onorato Visconti held this post from 1630 to 1635. Sigismund, raised a Catholic, sought to ally himself with the Habsburgs and sided with the Emperor in the Thirty Years' War.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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