8 pages, 347 x 271 mm. (13¾ x 11 in.), WRITTEN ON FINE PARCHMENT, original velvet binding, in Latin, finely decorated calligraphic text in burnished gold, facing page FINELY ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLORS: coat of arms (a shield featuring a laurel-clad deity holding a flowering branch, with blue and white foliate decorations on a background of sky, trees and checkerboard floor, with burgundy draped proscenium with multiple shield devices), very fine, in a fine giltwood frame." /> FRANZ II (1768-1835), <I>Emperor of Austria</I>. Illuminated manuscript document signed ("Franciscus"), grant of arms and patent of nobility, Vienna, 29 September 1797. <I>8 pages, 347 x 271 mm. (13¾ x 11 in.), </I>WRITTEN ON FINE PARCHMENT,<I> original velvet binding, in Latin, finely decorated calligraphic text in burnished gold, facing page</I> FINELY ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLORS: <I>coat of arms (a shield featuring a laurel-clad deity holding a flowering branch, with blue and white foliate decorations on a background of sky, trees and checkerboard floor, with burgundy draped proscenium with multiple shield devices), </I>very fine<I>, in a fine giltwood frame</I>. | Christie's