Lot 269: Last king of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth with a controversial legacy, recognized as a great patron of the arts and progressive reformer but also remembered for his failure to preserve the nation's independence from foreign powers (1732–1798). Colorful manuscript DS in Latin issued during the reign of King Stanislaw II August, unsigned, eight pages, 9.5 x 14.5, December 6, 1768. An illuminated copy of the patent of nobility for Major General Count Anton Waldstein, splendidly executed with watercolor arms and a full-page painting showing three attached seals on blue and golden cords. In fine condition, with expected document wear. A stunning example of a heraldic document.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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