The most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from July 9, 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. Vellum DS in Cyrillic, signed “Ekaterina,” one page, 16.5 x 13.5, 1786. Renewal of an appointment for Lieutenant General Otto von Derfelden from the year 1784, prominently signed at the conclusion by Catherine the Great. Double-matted with an image of Catherine to an overall size of 30.25 x 17. In very good to fine condition, with light staining to the bottom, and the first letter of the signature very light.
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