29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 7,500
PETER I, the Great (1672-1725). Printed and manuscript document [Gramota], granting lands to Stolnik Kiril Ivanovich Ignat'ev. Moscow: 21 December 1699.
One page, 2° (570 x 475mm). Woodcut headpiece and initial, typographic borders. Inscribed at foot with recipient's name, inscribed on the reverse by Semen Zhuko with title of the grant, with protective backing leaf, held by twisted thread rope with seal attached, protected by a Persian woven textile.
IN THE ORIGINAL WOVEN COVERS, AND COMPLETE WITH THE SEAL. Within the printed text is the name of the recipient and the reasons for the grant: for his many services in the wars against the Turkish Sultan and the Crimean Khan under Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich, Peter's father, and his brother Fedor Alekseevich over 20 years, in manuscript granting him lands in Tula province in the villages of Kireevsk and Kormanovsk (later 'Solova') including the buildings, lands, fields etc., and the serfs living there. The son of Ivan Alekseevich Ignat'ev, 'Kiriak' (Kiril) is recorded as Striapteni in 1676, Stolnik in 1680 and 1694, in 1687 as an officer during the campaign against the Crimean Khan, and first recorded as holding lands in Tula in 1678. He had one son Peter, in military service in 1700, promoted captain 1719, and retiring in 1725 (he is also recorded as commandant of the port of St. Petersburg); and a daughter Anna who married Ivan Ivanovich Arsen'ev.
A similar document, with seal and cloth, signed by the co-Tsars Ivan V and Peter dated 1686 was exhibited in Russia engages the World (n.104).
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