Principe di Soriano nel Cimino (1749-1817). Autograph letter signed. Milan. 4to. 3 pp. on bifolium. With autograph address and traces of seal.
$ 698 / 650 €
Highly interesting business letter to a Parisian banker who handled the sale of the famous Albani collection that had been confiscated by the French army, transferred to Musée Napoléon in Paris, and finally was restituted in 1815. The letter appears to be part of the final settlement for the "entirely completed sale" of the collection. Albani makes several revenue statements, mentions a bill of exchange for Geneva, "a tiny miscalculation of F. 50" in his disfavour, and the urgent collection of "F.