7 December 2015
ISABELLA I OF CASTILE (1451-1504). Document signed (“Yo la reina”), 23 October 1499. 1 page, folio. Docketed and tape repairs to verso.
An order from the Queen addressed to her chamberlain Sancho de Paredes, instructing him to hand-over a short-sleeved dress of fine colored cloth to the Infante Dona Maria, as a gift from Isabella, her mother. Also signed by the Queen’s secretary Gaspar de Trizio.
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