sábado, 13 de julio de 1549
Carta de Maximiliano II y María de Austria al Duque de Maqueda.
MAXIMILIAN II & MARIA OF AUSTRIA: Holy Roman Emperors. Maximilian II (1527-1576) Holy Roman Emperor 1564-76. King of Bohemia, Germany, Hungary and Croatia. He succeeded his father Ferdinand I, younger brother of Emperor Charles V, as Holy Roman Emperor; & Maria of Austria (1528-1603) Archduchess of Austria and Holy Roman Empress.Maria of Austria was the eldest daughter of Emperor Charles V. She served as Regent of Spain from 1548 to 1551 in absence of her father.
An excellent L.S., `Maximiliano´, & `Yo la Reyna´, individually signed by Maximilian and Maria, rare in this form, one page, 4to, Valladolid, 13th June 1549, to the Duke of Maqueda, in old Spanish. The Holy Roman Emperor and Empress are still residing in Valladolid where they married nine months earlier.
Maximilian addresses the letter to the Duke of Maqueda, Viceroy of Navarre, and refers to a wheat harvest which needs to be sent to the Kingdom of Aragon, and therefore requests his help for the safe transport through Navarre and provisional storage, and stating in part `..we also want to know if in your Kingdom there is abundance of wheat from last year´s harvest, and what is expected from this present year one, in order to…´
Countersigned at the base. Small overall minor age wear and staining, otherwise G to VG.
On 13th September 1548 Emperor Charles V married his nephew Maximilian II to his daughter, and Maximilian's cousin, Maria of Spain in the Castile residence of Valladolid. By the marriage his uncle intended to strengthen the ties with the Spanish branch of the Habsburgs, but also to consolidate his nephew's Catholic faith. Maximilian temporarily acted as the Emperor´s representative in Spain.
International Autograph Auctions Europe S.L., Málaga, Spain.
Auction date: 25th August 2021.
Estimate €600 - €900