May 22, 2014 - Sale 2351

Sale 2351 - Lot 65

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
FARNESE, ALESSANDRO; CARDINAL. Autograph Letter Signed, "Car Farnese," in Italian, explaining that their colleague Luigi Rucellai has become seriously ill, expressing concern that he has not made a will, and advising him not to raise any difficulty as concerns his interests in the colleague's estate. 1/2 page, 4to, with integral address leaf with loss to entire address panel; ink burn to signature with some loss. sold as is. [Rome], 23 December 1579

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Farnese (1520-1589) was Papal Legate to Charles V and was responsible for building the Church of the Gesù in Rome.