Lot 312: Member of the House of Habsburg who ruled as Holy Roman Emperor from 1576 until his death (1552–1612), remembered as an influential patron of the arts but ineffectual ruler whose mistakes led directly to the Thirty Years' War. LS in Latin, signed "Rudolphus," one page both sides, 8 x 12, 1577. Untranslated letter written from Prague, signed at the conclusion by Rudolf and by Secretary of Chancery Peter Obernburger. Intersecting folds and scattered foxing and staining (a circular area affecting a portion of his signature), otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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