Lot 280: Holy Roman Empress and Queen of Bohemia (1717–1780) who was the mother of Marie Antoinette. Manuscript DS in German, fifteen pages, 12 x 14.25, May 25, 1774. Gorgeous patent of nobility for Georg Philipp von Hildebrand, captain lieutenant of an infantry regiment, featuring a colorful full-page, hand-painted depiction of his coat of arms. Signed at the conclusion by Maria Theresa and countersigned by Heinrich Count Blumegen and privy councilor Franz Anton von Blanc. In fine condition, with mild foxing and expected document wear. An especially appealing document given its stunning illustration.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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