Austria Karl VI 1738 Military Medical Rules Decree
Item #:48900
Franking :Used
Date Used :1639-10-19
Condition :see scan
Price :US$289
Huge (ca43x49.5cm) Imperial decree from Karl VI / Charles VI, father of Empress Maria Theresia -- Charles, by the grace of God elected Holy Roman Emperor, forever August, King in Germany, of Castile, Aragon, Leon, both Sicilies, Jerusalem, Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Rama, Serbia, Galitia, Lodomeria, Cumania, Bulgaria, Navarra, Grenada, Toledo, Valencia, Galicia, Majorca, Sevilla, Sardinia, Cordova, Corsica, Murcia, Jaen, the Algarve, Algeciras, Gibraltar, the Canary Islands, the islands of India and Mainland of the Ocean sea, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Brabant, Milan, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, Limburg, Luxemburg, Gelderland, Wuerttemberg, the Upper and Lower Silesia, Calabria, Athens and Neopatria, Prince of Swabia, Catalonia, Asturia, Margrave of the Holy Roman Empire, of Burgau, Moravia, the Upper and Lower Lusatia, Princely Count of Habsburg, Flanders, Tyrol, Ferrette, Kyburg, Gorizia, Artois, Landgrave of Alsace, Margrave of Oristano, Count of Goceano, Namur, Roussillon, Cerdagne, Lord of the Wendish March, Pordenone, Biscay, Molina, Salins, Tripoli and Mechelen, etc. [Wikipedia -- I didn't want to type that all in!] . I note that he was the pretender to the throne of Spain, and included them in his titles. This document is concerned with the 'rabble' / 'Gesindel' and provides for the dispersion of groups, and the isolation of areas known for 'thieves, robbers, and Gypsies', which will be occupied by military forces, etc. There apparently was no right to assembly, and to be a considered a vagrant was a severe risk from. A bit worn and folded, as per scan, with starting at corner folds and a tear at the bottom right fold. On very heavy-gauge hand-laid linen -- an original piece of history.
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