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#216 - King Philip II

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King of Spain (born 1527) from 1556 until his death in 1598; his eventful reign included Spain's conquest of the Philippines, the establishment of a colony in Florida, and the historic defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British in 1588. Manuscript vellum DS in Spanish, signed “Yo El Rey,” one page, 22.5 x 19, May 26, 1579. Document in which the king appoints Charles Bandequiny as head of his hotel in Lille, France, in part (loosely translated): "instead of the fire of Guillaume Vinckensloot…give Charles Bandequiny plain power, authority and special order." Signed at the conclusion by the king. Lower portion retains original ribbon with remnants of red wax seal. In fine condition, with heavy intersecting folds.

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