Item #11529 Einrit Keyser Carlen in die alten keyserlichen haubstatt Rom/ den 5 Aprilis. 1536. Christoph Scheurl.

Einrit Keyser Carlen in die alten keyserlichen haubstatt Rom/ den 5 Aprilis. 1536.

[Nürnberg, J. Petreius 1536].

4to (198 x 149 mm.). [ii], [13]p. LARGE TITLE WOODCUT of Emperor Charles V on horseback (by Jörg Breu, d.J., 115 x 96 mm.).

Old marbled spine reinforcement (chipped).

First Edition. By recapturing Tunis in June 1535, Charles V of Spain became the triumphant defender of Christendom against the Turks. To capitalize on his victory, he visited Rome in April the following year for Holy Week to have an audience with Pope Paul III.
            The present account records the emperor’s arrival, his entry into Rome, his procession’s composition, the celebrants’ clothing and the permanent and ephemeral art and architecture along the route. “Soldiers and knights, Roman barons and Spanish grandees, cardinals, young nobles, and officials of the city…made their way…to the bridge of S. Angelo and the Vatican, where Paul III met the new emperor by the entrance to S. Peter’s. A new Rome had emerged to provide a fitting scene for Charles Tunisian triumph” (Setton).
            “The last surviving member of the humanist circle around Dürer and Pirckheimer” (Groos), Scheurl was an influential Nürnberg diplomat, imperial official and publicist. Not coincidentally, the celebrations at Nürnberg for Charles V’s 1541 visit mirrored those Scheurl describes here.
            I have found one example in American institutional collections. A good copy (right corner lightly stained), stamp of Johann August Ponickau auf Klipphausen (1718-1802), another effaced later shelf label.
¶Setton, The Papacy and the Levant, 1204-1571 III: 394-400; Groos, “The City as Text: The Entry of Charles V into Nuremberg (1541)” in The Construction of Textual Authority in German Literature of the Medieval and Early Modern Periods edd. Poag & Baldwin 135-56; Schottenloher, Flugblatt und Zeitung 176-77 & Abb. 26; Hollstein, German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts IV: 198,31 (Breu); Ruggieri, Catalogue des livres (1873) 900 “Rare”; Palau 78748 (after Ruggieri); VD 16 S 2779.

Item #11529

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