" /> [JAMES I (1566-1625), <I>King of Great Britain</I> (JAMES VII of Scotland</I>)]. Manuscript document with royal seal, ELEVATING THOMAS BISHOP to the rank of Baron, 24 July 1620. <I>1 page, 246 x 301 mm. (29 x 34½ in.), </I>ON FINE PARCHMENT, <I>written in Latin in a chancery script,</I>WITH FINE PEN-WORK DECORATION<I>, the first line of text with engrossed majuscules, large initial "J" enclosing a portrait of the king holding a scepter; upper margin elaborately decorated with a unicorn bearing a banner, a tudor rose, a lyre and a fleur de lis; abraded, light stains affecting some text, decoration and portrait, tear at one fold and marginal damage, folded several times to display only a portion of the document, felt-lines compartment for seal, in a walnut frame.</I> | Christie's