Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary as wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, known for her obsessive concern with her health and beauty (1837–1898). LS in Italian, signed “Elisabeth,” one page, 8 x 10.5, July 6, 1866. Untranslated letter sending congratulations to an unnamed recipient on his appointment as cardinal. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and red pencil marks to lower left. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.