?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
MAXIMILIAN II; HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR. Letter Signed, in German, to Philipp IV, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg, requesting that he pay the taxes owed, $1,367 guilder, levied for defense against Turkish invasion. 1 1/2 pages, small folio, with integral address leaf; moderate foxing at edges and folds, three signatures at lower edge of second page by ministers or secretaries. Vienna, 27 July 1564
". . . Because the completion of the measures and fortifications against the common archenemy of Christendom, the Turks, requires urgency and support in order to avert irrevocable damage and decay, . . . it is necessary . . . that you should present the outlined unpaid taxes ('Türkenhilf') at the approaching fall diet in Frankfurt . . . ."
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