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Sale 885 — The Dr. Robert LeBow Collection, Part 1: Foreign Countries

Sale Date — Tuesday, 9 November, 2004

Category — Royal Mail and Documents

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2048
c
Sale Number 885, Lot Number 2048, Royal Mail and Documents1709, Letter from Holy Roman Emperor Josef I to Count Dietrichstein, Imperial Chamberlain, 1709, Letter from Holy Roman Emperor Josef I to Count Dietrichstein, Imperial Chamberlain1709, Letter from Holy Roman Emperor Josef I to Count Dietrichstein, Imperial Chamberlain. 5pp letter dated April 1709 with magnificent calligraphic address, signed by Josef I (also King of Hungary and Bohemia, Archduke of Austria), intact Royal paper seal, the letter instructs Count Dietrichstein to accompany the King of Denmark on his trip from Bassano in Italy to Innsbruck in the Tyrol, to extend all courtesies and to entertain the King at the Imperial residence in Innsbruck, Very Fine, at this time the Holy Roman Empire was at war with Louis XIV over the succession to the Spanish throne, and the King of Denmark was fighting in Italy on the side of the Empire

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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