Lot 287: 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. LS in Spanish, signed "Yo El Rey," one page, 8.5 x 11.75, September 1568. Untranslated letter to the Duke of Albuquerque, forwarding government instructions. Repaired separations to intersecting folds, overall foxing, toning, and soiling, a large area of repaired paper loss to lower right, and show-through from a collector's stamp to reverse, otherwise very good condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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