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    Maria de Medici Letter Signed. One page, 8.25" x 11.75", Paris, February 22, 1611. Maria de Medici (1573-1642) brought her noble Italian bloodline into both French and British royal houses. In 1600 she married Henri IV, King of France. In turn, they begat Henrietta Maria, who married Britain's Charles I. This letter, probably penned by a secretary, is boldly signed by Maria and is a letter of introduction to her nephew on behalf of Barrault of the Royal Council. Two wax stains from a seal not affecting signature, light foxing throughout, two creases. Very Good condition. Framed with a small engraved portrait of Maria de Medici. 21.5" x 20.0" overall. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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