Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640-1705) Signed Patent of Nobility, 5 May 1702. Large quarto format manuscript on parchment, thirteen leaves, a grant of arms to Anna Else Hausen with her full-page hand-colored heraldic and fragments of the original wax seal still attached with fragmentary silver gilt braided cord, bound in full contemporary velvet, the text in a secretarial fraktur hand, first page with calligraphic penwork filling the border, 12 1/4 x 10 in.
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