Auction 443 / Lot n° 69

MAGGIALI, Giuseppe. - Ragguaglio delle nozze delle maesta di Filippo Quinto, e di Elisabetta Farnese. Parma: nella Stamperia di S.A.S., 1717. This finely illustrated work describes the wedding of Philip V, King of Spain, and Elizabeth Farnese of Parma in 1714, which was celebrated in the Parma cathedral. The first plate shows the cortege of the bridegroom and Cardinal Gozzadini entering Parma; the two following plates show the lavish temporary decorations inside the cathedral; the fourth shows the wedding ceremony and the final plate shows a ground plan of Parma cathedral. Folio (315 x 218mm). Engraved frontispiece and 5 large folding plates from drawings by Ilario spolverini and engraved by Giovanni Battista Sintes and Francesco Maria Francia, woodcut initials (some occasional stains, folding plates with small tears and repairs at folds). Contemporary vellum, speckled edges, manuscript title on spine just visible.

Auction: 22 January 2018 at 15:00

Estimate 700 - 1,000€

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