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#198 - Marie de Medici

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The Medici queen convenes parliament at Rouen
Description                           Estimate: $1,200+          

Queen consort of France (1575-1642) as the second wife of King Henry IV of France. She herself was a member of the wealthy and powerful House of Medici. LS in French, signed “Marie,” one page, 8.25 x 12.5, September 12, 1613. Untranslated letter to M. de Bouthwoud, the president of the Parliament at Rouen, ordering him in the name of her son to convene and supervise the convocation of the Parliament. Expected folds (one horizontal fold passing through the top of the crisp signature) and moderate scattered creases and toning, otherwise fine condition; all writing is clear and bold. Originally purchased from Walter R. Benjamin Autographs and accompanied by the paper folder. At this time Marie de Medici was regent for her son, Louis XIII, who was nine years old. A rare and desirable piece from the influential Medici, featuring a large, prominent signature.

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