Jacques Filomarino della Rocca

Filomarino della Rocca, Jacques

vice legate of Avignon (fl. 1776-1787). Autograph letter signed and autograph note signed. N. p. o. d. and Rome. 4to and oblong 12mo. ½ p. on bifolium and 2 lines. The letter with autograph address and seal.
$ 706 / 650 € (87229/BN57680)

Both to the notary Balthazar Vigne, who served as the last registrar and state secretary of Avignon. In the letter, Filomarino della Rocca thanks his subordinate for Christmas wishes and offers his own in return: "Je vous remercie des vœux, que vous avez bien voulu faire pour moi. Agréez a votre tour ceux, que je fais pour vous, et pour tout ce qui peut vous interesser [...]". In the note, the vice legate asks Vigne to return a document to a Carmelite friar. - Avignon was ruled by Papal legates since 1433, thirty years after the last antipope Benedict XIII had been expelled from the city.

From 1542, vice legates took over the actual administration of the enclave. Pope Alexander VIII was the last legate of Avignon at his death in 1691, as the rule of Avignon was subsequently shifted to the vice legates. Jacques Filomarino della Rocca served as the penultimate vice legate of Avignon before its annexation by revolutionary France in 1790/91. - The letter shows a tear from breaking the seal. Minor stains and browning..

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Filomarino della Rocca, Jacques

vice legate of Avignon (fl. 1776-1787). Letter signed. Avignon. 4to. 2 pp. on bifolium.
$ 489 / 450 € (87233/BN57684)

To Antoine des Bertrand de Pelissier, seigneur d'Eyroles, concerning the death of his elder brother and the inheritance of the fiefdom of Eyroles. The letter is to remind the recipient of his duty to ask officially for recognition of his inheritance and to swear an oath of allegiance before the Apostolic chamber of the Comtat Venaissin in Carpentras within a certain period that was nearing its end. In view of the old age and infirmities of the recipient, Filomarino della Rocca offers him to just sign the oath instead of having to go to Carpentras: "Remonte que par le decés de Messire Jean François Betrand de Pelissier son frère la terre et seigneurie d'Eyrolles au Comtat Venaissin a passé sur sa tête sans qu'il aye encore prêté hommage à la R[évéren]de Chambre.

Le tems porté pour le droit est sur le point d'expirer, et à même peut-être expiré. L'age du supliant [!] et ses infirmités l'ont empêché de se rendre en la ville de Carpentras pour y prêter hommage [...]". - The Comtats Venaissin and Avignon were ruled by the Papal legates of Avignon since 1433, thirty years after the last antipope Benedict XIII had been expelled from the city. From 1542, vice legates took over the actual administration of the two enclaves. Pope Alexander VIII was the last legate of Avignon at his death in 1691, as the rule of Avignon and Venaissin was subsequently shifted to the vice legates. Jacques Filomarino della Rocca served as the penultimate vice legate of Avignon before its annexation by revolutionary France in 1790/91. - Counter-signed by the registrar Balthazar Vigne and another official named "A. Giorgi". Old dampstains affecting some of the text but no loss to text. Several tears due to moisture and somewhat brittle..

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Filomarino della Rocca, Jacques

vice legate of Avignon (fl. 1776-1787). Printed document (passport) with handwritten entries signed. Avignon. Oblong folio. 1 p. Mounted on parchment.
$ 348 / 320 € (87246/BN57697)

Passport for a pilgrimage from Avignon to Rome issued to the farrier Joseph Deville, aged 25 years. Several notes and a signature by local authorities, including two stamps, attest to the pilgrimage. On 4 April Deville passed through Loreto, finally reaching Rome on 26 April 1783. - Avignon was ruled by Papal legates since 1433, thirty years after the last antipope Benedict XIII had been expelled from the city. From 1542, vice legates took over the actual administration of the enclave. Pope Alexander VIII was the last legate of Avignon at his death in 1691, as the rule of Avignon was subsequently shifted to the vice legates.

Jacques Filomarino della Rocca served as the penultimate vice legate of Avignon before its annexation by revolutionary France in 1790/91. - With a crayon mark, old water damage and several tears. Dust-stained..

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