1083. [Splendid ceremonies]


Pompa funebris optimi potentissimiq. principis Alberti Pii [...].

Brussels; Leuven, pr. J. Mommaert; H. Hastenius, 1623

Oblong sm. folio: engr. title-[12] ff., 64 double page plates (parts a & b of pl. 47 lacking; a few marg. tears, occ. sm. stains, damp stains to some pl. in fine, sm. cancels on text f. [8]).

18th-c. vellum, flat spine. In mod. splicase.

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 (1 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 ardente". Enriched with a pl. dated 1634 from the edition of 1729 by Leonard representing Isabella's funeral crest in the church of Saint-Jacques on the Coudenberg. Introduction in Latin, Spanish, French and Dutch.
Ref. Landwehr, S.C., 69. - Coppens/De Schepper (Hastens) 22. - Palau 242404. - Peeters-Fontainas 1070. - STCV.
Prov. A. Britselius (ms. ownership entry). - Another ms. entry on title.

€ 1.800 / 2.500

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