lot # 1001 - 1: Palestine During the Turkish Period Early Postal History
1768 (July 27), document with heading "F[rater]. Luigi di Bastia", of the Corsican Branch of the Order of St. Francis, Lecturer in Theology of Mount Zion and President of the Monastery of the Sepulchre and Superior in the Holy Land, acknowledging receipt of alms from three members of the Order coming from Vienna; signed by Fra. Luigi di Bastia and four others, dated "Gerusalemme 17 Luglio 1768", lovely embossed seal with central Jerusalem Cross representing the subdivision of the Holy Land during the Crusades, this being Mount Sion of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, Very Fine state of conservation.
Estimate $350 - 500.