Avstriaci Cæsares Mariæ Annæ… Ferd[inan]di III Filiæ…Phil[i]pi IV Sponsæ…Hispana Mon[ar]chie Regine In dotale auspicum Infantis Monarchæ. Hortensio. S J PALLAVICINO.
Avstriaci Cæsares Mariæ Annæ… Ferd[inan]di III Filiæ…Phil[i]pi IV Sponsæ…Hispana Mon[ar]chie Regine In dotale auspicum Infantis Monarchæ.
EMBLEMS NAKED, BETROTHED CLOTHED

Avstriaci Cæsares Mariæ Annæ… Ferd[inan]di III Filiæ…Phil[i]pi IV Sponsæ…Hispana Mon[ar]chie Regine In dotale auspicum Infantis Monarchæ.

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 of Maria Anna of Austria on her way to Spain to marry her uncle, King Philip IV. The portraits are set in an elaborate etched cartouche of banderoles, gristlework and imperial insignia. In excellent condition (endleaves browned).
¶Praz, Studies in 17th-Century Imagery 443 & 568 (“Devices described, without figures”); Daly & Dimler, Corpus librorum emblematum: The Jesuit Series J.1109; Sommervogel-deBacker, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus VI: 115,1.

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Price: $3,200.00