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Philip V, King of Spain (1683-1746) Manuscript on Parchment, Carta Executoria de Hildalguia, 5 August 1701.






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November 16, 2014 10:00AM


Philip V, King of Spain (1683-1746) Manuscript on Parchment, Carta Executoria de Hildalguia, 5 August 1701.
Small folio format, twelve parchment leaves, interleaved with scarlet silk overleaves throughout, full-page painting in full color and gold accents of the Virgin Mary floating in a cloud and surrounded by cherubs, below her is a green dragon, flanked by a well, a fountain, and a building, painted within a red, blue, and gold border; the next leaf with a full-page painting of the arms being bestowed, in full color, with gold highlights; first leaf of text with Philip V's stamp, a hand-painted full color compartment, border, and initial; large painted initials and borders throughout, signed by Philip V and others on the last leaf; bound in full contemporary red velvet with the remains of green silk ties, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.
[with] two other documents on paper from the same period inserted, including a baptismal certificate for Abraham Lee, born to Robert and Sarah Lee in London in 1690, with the same statement translated into Spanish, signed and notarized in the same month, February 1701; and another manuscript document on paper related to the Lee family in Spanish.
In this manuscript Philip bestows a rank of nobility upon the Catholic Lee family of England, making mention of Geronimo, Abraham, and Robert.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

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Philip V, Spain, Abraham Lee, Robert Lee, Sarah Lee, London, Geronimo, United Kingdom