König von Frankreich (1462-1515). Letter signed ("Louis"). Genua. ¾ S. Qu.-gr.-8vo. Mit Adresse (Faltbrief).
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Written as Duc d'Orleans to the Duc de Bar, thanking him and giving him instructions: "[...] delivrer et mettre hors de gallere par force Jean Lucas [...] Vueillez escripre a voz gens et officiers de pardeca Que Ilz vueillent mettre a pleine delivrance led[it] Jehan Lucas Et vous me ferez plaisir tres grant [...]". - Counter-signed by Jean Coterau, treasurer to Louis XI, Charles VIII, and Louis XII. One day previously, the army of King Charles VIII of France had crossed Mont Ginèvre and thus started the French army's first Italian campaign for the Kingdom of Naples, marking the beginning of the Italian wars, which were to last until 1559.