This is a 1694 Handwritten French Document with a Petit Papier Revenue Stamp. The attached two page document measures 9.5" high by 7.25" wide and is made up of an ivory-colored handmade paper with three deckled edges. The top of the first page is imprinted with the revenue stamp marked "Petit Papier," "Sol Sev...." (part of the last word is missing) and "AVG. 4 (with an unidentified symbol). These words are on either side of two putti holding leafed branches, who surround a shield marked "Gende Bourde Aux." The handwriting in ink which has turned deep brown is beautiful but also dramatic and extravagant which makes it difficult to read the French text. However, there are references to 'labbe de flaran" and the name "Boscairol." The signature is also impossible to decipher with long flourishes. Given its age, this 1694 Handwritten French Document with a Petit Papier Revenue Stamp is in remarkably good condition. It does have a large stain, where it appears to have been water damaged. Unfortunately, the top third of the second page has been cut out. (Price reflects this damage.) Still an extraordinary piece of 17th century history and of artistry.