Lot 100: PHILIP II; KING OF SPAIN. Letter Signed, "Yo El Rey,"
01 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: THE KING ORDERS A SPEEDY COLLECTION OF TAXES PHILIP II; KING OF SPAIN. Letter Signed, "Yo El Rey," to the Co-Regent of Ronda, in Spanish, encouraging him to expedite the collection of taxes, "because otherwise we will go into default . . . . [W]e count on the tax rolls from your domain . . . ." Countersigned by Pedro de Escobedo. 2 pages, tall 4to, with integral address leaf; portions of signature strengthened, scattered minor foxing, folds, wear at right margin affecting few words. With a Spanish typescript and partial translation. Madrid, 22 January 1577