[KING LOUIS XIV] Manuscript document signed by a deputy “Louis.”. 1 page, 9×14, docketed on verso. Sept. 8, 1673. In French, untraslated. This document was to bestow an honor on the Comte de Lammion. King Louis XIV (1638-1715) reigned as King of France from 1643 to 1715, the longest reign in European history. His idea of government can be summed up in words attributed to him: “L’état c’est moi” (“I am the state”). France was at its zenith during his rule. His court was the most magnificent in Europe and French arts and letters were in their golden age. Lightly toned, soiled, stained and creased. Large tears at top, left and right edges. Tears and holes near left and right edges of document. Folded once vertically and thrice horizontally and unfolded. Pinholes along folds and where folds touch. Otherwise in fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. HFSID 280364
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