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 €
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.