[Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau.] Vellum Certificate, Signed as Grand Master, admitting Jacques Giraud de Moucy into the Ordre de Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel et de St. Lazare de Jerusalem. With Signed Note by Louis-Marie Pidou de Saint-Olon

Author: 
Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau (1638-1720) [Louis-Marie Pidou de Saint-Olon (1637-1717), Bishop of Baghdad; Jacques Giraud de Moucy; Ordre de Notre-Dame de Mont-Carmel; Louis XIV]
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[Ordre de Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel et de Saint Lazare de Jérusalem.] Paris, 16 July 1700.
£650.00
SKU: 21167

See A. de Marcy's 'Liste des Chevaliers' (1875), which reproduces from the registers the notice of the admission into the order on 16 July 1700 of 'Jacques Giraud de Moucy, cy-devant mousquetaire, commandant des gardes de S. A. R. Madame la duchesse d'Orléans'. On a 37 x 51 cm piece of vellum, folded three times into a 30 x 12.5 cm packet. In good condition, clean and crisp. The main text admitting Giraud into the order is twenty lines long, in a secretarial hand, neatly and closely written on one side of the vellum, dated from Paris on 16 July 1700, and signed at the foot 'Philippe de Courcillon de Dangeau', with four small holes on blank portion to the right of the signature caused by the removal of de Dangeau's seal. At top left: 'Lettres de Reception &c chevalier dans l'ordre de Ne Dame de Mont Carmel et de St. Lazare de Jerusalem pour Mr. Giraud'. The document has been folded upwards at the foot, with the outside of the strip carrying six lines of text also dated 16 July 1700, signed twice by 'Pidou | [Rest.?] Olon', beginning: 'Aujourdhuy 16e. Juillet 1700 Monseigneur Le Grand Maitre est [ani?] a Paris dans l'Eglise de l'abbaye de St. Geomain des prezs'. The first four and a half lines list the Marquis's titles, ending with his position as 'Grand Maistre general tant au Spirituel qu'au temporal' of the order. Giraud is described as 'Jacques Giraud Eser. Mousaquetaire du Roy dans la 4e. Compe.'