Patent of Nobility, Carta Ejecutoria, Spain, 1773.
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Patent of Nobility, Carta Ejecutoria, Spain, 1773. Small folio format manuscript on parchment, eight leaves, large painted thematic title with seal of Carlos III (1716-1788) at the top in a rondel, the rest of the painting depicting the Pillars of Hercules, with two crowns, a lion, cannons, painted in colors with some light gilt wash; text in a notary hand, in black and red ink, roman and italic letter, in Spanish throughout, with illuminated decorated initials with historiated landscape and other backgrounds with foliage and other decorative themes, each page within triple red rules, pink silk free endleaves, Parisian patterned endleaves blue ground with white dots; bound in full contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco; with Carlos III's stamp, "Yo el Rey" and the signatures of other officials; 11 3/4 x 8 in.
This subject of this patent of nobility is Don Tomas Gonzalez Baca, resident of Badajoz, Auditor de Guerra and Abogado Fiscal in Carlos III's administration.
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