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Lot# 4903 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 4903 Poland

    1683 (Oct 10): Handwritten two page folio letter in latin signed "bonus amicus et Cognatus / Joannes" by Johann III. Sobieski, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1629-1696), sent to Duke Karl von Hessen-Kassel, with paper-covered seal. Written in the military camp in Parkany at the Danube, opposite to the city Gran, today Esztergom in Hungary ("in Castris ad Danubium capto Barchan Strigonio oppositis"), four weeks after the liberation of Vienna ("post victoriam Viennensem") and one day after his second victory over the Turks with a detailed description of the battle. Some toning, cut slightly at the right side, but an extraordinary document for every collector interested in Polish, Austrian or Turkish history.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF