Maximilian II (1811-1864) was Bavaria’s third king after Napoleon created a new royal house for it. Maximilian ruled from 1848-1864. He was followed by his son Ludwig II (a. k. a., Mad Ludwig). This mini group includes a black and white lithograph of Maximilian II, along with his basic vital information. The second item in our mini group is an Oberlieutenant’s (yes, this is the correct term!) Promotion Patent. His name is Friedrich Braun. The promotion took place in 1849, the second year of Maximilian II’s reign. Along with the various signatures is the King’s very elaborate and ornate seal. It measures 4″ in diameter. It has been affixed to a separate piece of paper, which has in turn been affixed to the promotion document. The document measures 13 ½” x 8.” It is in marvelous condition for being almost 160-years-old.