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Lot 5224
[HENRI IV, KING OF FRANCE. 1553-1610.] Manuscript on paper, in Italian,
US$ 600 - 800
£370 - 500

Lot Details
[HENRI IV, KING OF FRANCE. 1553-1610.]
Manuscript on paper, in Italian, 2½ pp recto and verso, folio (conjoined leaves), Campo de Roni (near Ivry-la-Bataille?), March 14, 1590, entitled "Copia de una lettera che sua Mag[es]ta christianissima scrive al More de Longres ... dapoi havere attenuta la grande vittoria contra il Duca da Maine Et altri rebelli della corona di francia," ink oxidation throughout causing some weakness.

An exactly contemporary translation into Italian of a letter sent by the new King Henry IV of France, regarding the Battle of Ivry, which was fought on 14 March 1590 during the French Wars of Religion. The Catholic League was resisting the succession of the Huguenot Henry IV to the throne. In this letter Henry writes to the Mayor of Langres, a certain Roussat, giving a detailed account of the Battle, to be shared with the royalists around Langres. By defeating the League's Duc de Mayenne, Henry eventually secured himself the reign.
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