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Estimate: £500 - £800
ca. US$1,016 - US$1,627
Price realised:  £1,320
ca. US$2,684
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LEOPOLD I (1640-1705), Holy Roman Emperor . Autograph letter signed ('Leopold') to his grand chamberlain [Archbishop Leopold Karl Graf von Kollonitsch Lipót], 20 November 1673, about an intended sleigh journey the following day, and his uncertainty as to how to receive the Spanish ambassador, making reference to the procedure 'zur Zeit der Kaiserin Marguerite', one page, folio , integral address leaf, good impression of the imperial signet seal on red wax (spotted, remnant of guards).
LEOPOLD I (1640-1705), Holy Roman Emperor . Autograph letter signed ('Leopold') to his grand chamberlain [Archbishop Leopold Karl Graf von Kollonitsch Lipót], 20 November 1673, about an intended sleigh journey the following day, and his uncertainty as to how to receive the Spanish ambassador, making reference to the procedure 'zur Zeit der Kaiserin Marguerite', one page, folio , integral address leaf, good impression of the imperial signet seal on red wax (spotted, remnant of guards). Leopold had married his niece, Margaret Theresa, in 1666; the subject of Velasquez's famous series of portraits, she had died in childbirth on 12 March in the year of this letter, at the age of 22.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Albin Schram Collection of Autograph Letters
Date of the auction: 3 Jul 2007
Address: Christie's
3 July 2007, London, King Street