Palatine Patenbrief birth and baptismal certificate for Johann Nicholaus Meess , hand-lettered, German script, hand-colored on laid paper, dated 1741, with red and green intricate lettering and swirls, 13 1/2" x 16". Provenance: Philip Cowen. Pictured in Bucks County Fraktur by Cory Amsler, fig. 24. For information on the European background of fraktur and further examples, see Bucks County Fraktur by Cory Amsler, pgs. 15-37; and Fraktur Writings or Illuminated Manuscripts by Dr. Donald A. Shelley, plates 1-32.
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