KING LOUIS XV
King Louis XV
Military Appointment Signed with Antique Engraving - 1719
French military appointment signed by Louis XV as King of France and leader of the Freemasons—at the age of nine. Young Louis XV succeeded to the French throne when he was just five years old, following the death of his great-grandfather Louis XIV. Army document in French, untranslated, signed ''Louis" and dated 1 March 1719. Measures 9.5'' x 14.5''. Ink notations to one panel of verso, pinholes to fold intersections as expected. Very good condition.
Accompanied by a charming antique copper engraved portrait of Louis by Eggelhoff, made in the same year he signed this document, 1719, measuring 7.5" x 5.5." Cataloged in Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, v3 [R6752].
Louis XV of France. Louis XV (1710-1774), known as Louis the Beloved, was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from September 1, 1715 until his death in 1774. He succeeded his great-grandfather Louis XIV at the age of five.