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Description: 1586(March 1) entire 3pp merchant's letter signed "Aluise Vezatto" & "Sebastian Levaro" from Lisbon to Bartholomew Corsini & Company in London with courier's endorsement on the face in Italian "L'alli G p Veronio fatteci fa di lare", docketing on reverse with arrival date "Avri 27", remarkably fine for 450 year old paper. A very early entire from Portugal. [The extensive Corsini Correspondence, discovered only in the 1980s, remains one of the most important Renaissance archives to come on the market. A 1571 document states of the Corsini family: "Theis parsons...are thought to be the greatest bringars of forren commodities into the realme..." We note that David Weeden's earliest item was dated 1793, more than 200 years later than this letter]

Listed in: PORTUGAL , Pre Stamp , Postal History , Postmarks , GREAT BRITAIN

Estimate: AUD$ 500.00

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Quality: A- Get Help on this Item

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Item was sold for: $500.00