1100. [Splendid ceremonies]


Pompa funebris optimi potentissimiq[ue] principis Albertii Pii.

Brussels, Jacques Francquart (pr. Leuven, Henricus Hastenius), 1623

Sm. folio: engr. title-[12] ff., 64 double-page pls (some spotting, soiling or light staining, tiny holes in pls 17, 21, 25, 48; large pls 3 & 47 with some tears in folds, repairs, soiling).

Cont. calf, spine on 7 raised bands, brown leather title label, marbl. endpapers (rubbed, upper joint split, sm. def. on head, tail and label). Oblong folio copy, bound in a sm. folio format.

First edition of this illustrated report of the funeral procession of Albert Archduke of Austria (1599-1621) by E. Puteanus (1574-1646). Illustrated with a very nice engr. title by Corn. Galle and 64 numb. double-page plates (2 folding) by Corn. Galle after the drawings of the architect J. Francquart (1577-1651) showing all 675 persons in the funeral procession with name and status, a large folding plate showing the "Chapelle ardante", as well as an extr. large plate of the hearse (c. 38,5 x 114 cm!). Almost all plates hand-coloured, incl. the engr. title. Introduction in Latin, Spanish, French and Dutch. Ref. Landwehr (Splendid ceremonies) 69. - Coppens/De Schepper (Hastens) 22. - Palau 242404. - Peeters-Fontainas 1070. - STCV. Prov. V. Petit (arm. bookpl.). - Flor. de Changé (ownership entry). - [Georges Petit]. - Ownership entry on title erased.

€ 800 / 1.000

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