Milan, L. Monza for A. Petrarca 1649.
4to. Engr. title, 176p. and THIRTEEN ETCHED AND ENGRAVED PORTRAIT PLATES, ETCHED AND ENGRAVED TITLE by Federico Agnelli.
Contemporary vellum over thin wooden boards, later manuscript spine title, green edges.
Only Edition of this illustrated festival book. It was issued in preparation for the entry into Milan on 30 May 1649 by Maria Anna of Austria on the way to marrying her uncle, Philip IV of Spain (wedding 7.X.1649 at Navalcarnero, Spain). The text records her full heritage. The medallion bust portraits of her male Habsburg forebears are set within an elaborate etched cartouche of banderoles, gristle-work ornament, crowned imperial eagle and imperial device and motto. In excellent condition (endleaves browned).
¶Praz, Studies in 17th-Century Imagery 443 & 568 (“Devices described, without figures”); Black & Weston, Emblem Books 1223; Daly & Dimler, Corpus librorum emblematum: The Jesuit Series J.1109; Sommervogel-deBacker VI: 115,1.