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EMPEROR MATTHIAS (HOLY ROMAN) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/10/1610 - HFSID 52264

MATTHIAS. Printed DS: "Matthias R", 1p, 21½x15½. Vienna, 1610 March 10. Countersigned: "Himelreich". In Latin, not translated. Emperor Matthias issues instructions for the reorganization of the postal service.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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MATTHIAS. Printed DS: "Matthias R", 1p, 21½x15½. Vienna, 1610 March 10. Countersigned: "Himelreich". In Latin, not translated. Emperor Matthias issues instructions for the reorganization of the postal service. Matthias (1557-1619) was Governor General of Spanish Netherlands (1577-1581) before being appointed Governor of Austria in 1593. He was Holy Roman Emperor from 1612 until his death in 1619. Matthias was crowned King of Bohemia in 1617 and of Hungary in 1618. The uprising in Prague in 1618 was the beginning of the Thirty Years' War. Lightly creased. Foxed at vertical folds and edges. Browned at folds. Plastic tape used to repair separated cross-folds on verso lightly shows through to printed text. Nicked edges at folds. Light transfer from wax seal at lower blank margin. Overall, in fine condition for a document of its age.

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