LOT 287
SOLD €550,00

[France] Illuminated manuscript diploma of the university of Valence

Valence, 5 September 1613 ("quinta mensis Septembris Anno Dnj millesimo sexcetesimo decimo tertio"), sheet size 36 x 50.5 cm, manuscript in pen drafted by the royal and delphinal notary Balthazar Delandes and signed in pen by him, with fine gouache border and the name "Petrus Andreas de Leberon" (Pierre-Andre? Gelas de Leberon, Bishop of Valence and Die, in whose name the diploma was granted), with the name of the student "E.D. Balthazar Iornet" and several names of the sponsoring and co-sponsoring professors for the diploma in gold.

Folded several times; a few (burning) holes (partly on folds), two of them sl. affecting the text, resp. one signature; some superficial wear of the paint in the border. Very fine and rare, early example of a doctoral diploma. Apart from the student's name, the names "N. Claudio de Froment" and "N. Anthonio Frabricio des Blains" are written in gold.

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