Lot 724: [James Ii & Vii]



2015-07-10 15:43:18

Lot 724: [James Ii & Vii]: (1633-1701) King Of England & Ireland And King Of Scotland (As James Vii) 1685-88. A Good, Large Document With An Initial Letter Portrait, One Page (Vellum), Large Folio, Westminster, C.1686-88, In Latin. The Fine Steel Engraved Portrait Of King James Ii Appears To The Left Of His Name ('Jacobus Secundus Dei Gra') And A Highly Attractive And Ornate Upper Border Featuring Images Of A Lion, Dragon, Unicorn And Serpents. With Additional Borders To The Left And Right Featuring A Simpler Design Of Foliage. The Manuscript Latin Text Constitutes A Foot Of The Fine And States, In Part, 'Know Ye That Among The Records And Feet Of Fines With The Proclamations Thereof Made According To The Form Of The Statute In That Case Lately Enacted And Provided....This Is The Final Concord Made In The Court Of Our Lord King At Westminster...' Signed ('J Rex') On Behalf Of The King In The Hand Of A Court Officer At The Foot To The Strips Of Vellum Which Would Have Originally Been Attached To The Seal (No Longer Present). With Some Light Overall Age Wear, Most Evident At The Folds. About Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £400 - 600
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