Lot 268: King of Spain (born 1527) from 1556 until his death in 1598; his eventful reign included Spain's conquest of the Philippines, the establishment of a colony in Florida, and the historic defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British in 1588. Untranslated LS in Spanish, signed "Yo el Rey," one page, 8.5 x 11.75, 1576. Mounted and matted with an engraved portrait of the king to an overall size of 17.75 x 14. In very good condition, with a few small separations and tears to intersecting folds, chipping to edges, a couple small holes at the top, and scattered ink marks and soiling.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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