Provenance: manuscript title within an engraved Baroque cartouche: C.Gevartii i. c Musae Antverpienses. Opera honoraria Sereniss. Principum Austriacorum illisque amicorum collecta per F.G.M.L.S. Brndi A.S. ; Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (large pink bookplate); Lathrop Harper (sold to Gourary 1957). Includes among many other manuscript, printed and engraved pieces: manuscript verse addressed to Gevartius by Aurelius Augustinus Clement of Brussels; engraved portrait of Gevartius by Pontius after Rubens; manuscript index to verse and historical works by Gevartius; engraved portrait of Bishop Jan Malder of Antwerp by Hollar after Rubens; 1661 engraved plan of Scherpenheuvel in Brabant by C. Lauwers; engraved portraits of Albert and Isabella, governors-general of the Habsburg Netherlands, after Rubens; engraved portrait of Gaspar de Guzman, count of Olivares, by Pontius after Van Dyk and Rubens; etching by WENCESLAS HOLLAR of the signing of the peace between the King of Spain and the United Provinces in front of Antwerp town hall; large pen-and-ink and wash drawing of an elaborately decorated triumphal arch, signed by JACOBUS THUYS and dated 1670; Gevartius's Monumentum sepulchrale sive inscriptiones tumuli Philippo IV, [1666?], with two large etched plates by Lucas Vorsterman after Erasmus Quellinus (the second in early coloring); large engraved portraits of Emperor Leopold I and Margaret Theresa of Spain, by Woumans after Bockhorst; large anonymous engraving PRINTED ON VELLUM of the magnificent monument erected in Antwerp on 16th September 1669 to celebrate the canonization of the Spanish Franciscan saint,. Peter of Alcantara, (slightly cut into); large etching by Gaspar Bouttats of the mass faith healing by the Capuchin friar Marcus of Aviano on the castle square in Antwerp on 22nd June 1681, (cut into right edge). " /> ANTWERP 1635 -- GEVARTIUS, Johannes Casparus (1593-1666). <I>Pompa introitus honori serenissimi principis Ferdinandi Austriaci Hispaniarum infantis</I>. Antwerp: Johannes Meursius for Theodorus à Tulden, Guilielmus Lesteenius & Henricus Aertssens, 1642. Broadsheets (550 x 385 mm). Letterpress half-title, engraved architectural and allegorical title by Van Thulden after Rubens, 43 numbered etched and engraved plates including portrait of Ferdinand by Neeffs after Van Thulden, engraved equestrian portrait of Ferdinand by Pontius after Rubens, views of and in Antwerp, a plan of Antwerp, triumphal chariots, arches and other architectural and painted constructions, mostly by Van Thulden after Rubens. With 4 later inserted plates, including the siege of Nordlingen by Andreas Pauli, etchings by G. Hendricx after Bolswert and Rubens, and a view of the annual procession in Antwerp engraved by Gaspar Bouttats and published with letterpress description by H. Verdussen in 1685. (A few plates slightly cut into and repaired.) First edition, SECOND ISSUE sold one year after the first by Lesteen and Aertssens. Watanabe 2690. The grandest Baroque fête book published in the Low Countries and RUBENS'S MOST IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO BOOK ILLUSTRATION. Bound up with other works honoring the HABSBURG RULERS OF THE SPANISH NETHERLANDS by Gevaerts, Rubens and others, in a monumental scrapbook assembled by "F.G.M.L.S.BRNDI A.S." in the late-17th or early-18th century, no doubt with additions made by Stirling-Maxwell in the 19th. Contemporary gilt-panelled and tooled vellum (19th-century leather rebacking, covers detached). <I>Provenance: </I>manuscript title within an engraved Baroque cartouche: <I>C.Gevartii i. c Musae Antverpienses. Opera honoraria Sereniss. Principum Austriacorum illisque amicorum collecta per F.G.M.L.S. Brndi A.S. </I>; Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (large pink bookplate); Lathrop Harper (sold to Gourary 1957). Includes among many other manuscript, printed and engraved pieces: manuscript verse addressed to Gevartius by Aurelius Augustinus Clement of Brussels; engraved portrait of Gevartius by Pontius after Rubens; manuscript index to verse and historical works by Gevartius; engraved portrait of Bishop Jan Malder of Antwerp by Hollar after Rubens; 1661 engraved plan of Scherpenheuvel in Brabant by C. Lauwers; engraved portraits of Albert and Isabella, governors-general of the Habsburg Netherlands, after Rubens; engraved portrait of Gaspar de Guzman, count of Olivares, by Pontius after Van Dyk and Rubens; etching by WENCESLAS HOLLAR of the signing of the peace between the King of Spain and the United Provinces in front of Antwerp town hall; large pen-and-ink and wash drawing of an elaborately decorated triumphal arch, signed by JACOBUS THUYS and dated 1670; Gevartius's <I>Monumentum sepulchrale sive inscriptiones tumuli Philippo IV, </I>[1666?], with two large etched plates by Lucas Vorsterman after Erasmus Quellinus (the second in early coloring); large engraved portraits of Emperor Leopold I and Margaret Theresa of Spain, by Woumans after Bockhorst; large anonymous engraving PRINTED ON VELLUM of the magnificent monument erected in Antwerp on 16th September 1669 to celebrate the canonization of the Spanish Franciscan saint,. Peter of Alcantara, (slightly cut into); large etching by Gaspar Bouttats of the mass faith healing by the Capuchin friar Marcus of Aviano on the castle square in Antwerp on 22nd June 1681, (cut into right edge). | Christie's
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    Splendid Ceremonies the Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 19

    ANTWERP 1635 -- GEVARTIUS, Johannes Casparus (1593-1666). Pompa introitus honori serenissimi principis Ferdinandi Austriaci Hispaniarum infantis. Antwerp: Johannes Meursius for Theodorus à Tulden, Guilielmus Lesteenius & Henricus Aertssens, 1642. Broadsheets (550 x 385 mm). Letterpress half-title, engraved architectural and allegorical title by Van Thulden after Rubens, 43 numbered etched and engraved plates including portrait of Ferdinand by Neeffs after Van Thulden, engraved equestrian portrait of Ferdinand by Pontius after Rubens, views of and in Antwerp, a plan of Antwerp, triumphal chariots, arches and other architectural and painted constructions, mostly by Van Thulden after Rubens. With 4 later inserted plates, including the siege of Nordlingen by Andreas Pauli, etchings by G. Hendricx after Bolswert and Rubens, and a view of the annual procession in Antwerp engraved by Gaspar Bouttats and published with letterpress description by H. Verdussen in 1685. (A few plates slightly cut into and repaired.) First edition, SECOND ISSUE sold one year after the first by Lesteen and Aertssens. Watanabe 2690. The grandest Baroque fête book published in the Low Countries and RUBENS'S MOST IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO BOOK ILLUSTRATION.

    Bound up with other works honoring the HABSBURG RULERS OF THE SPANISH NETHERLANDS by Gevaerts, Rubens and others, in a monumental scrapbook assembled by "F.G.M.L.S.BRNDI A.S." in the late-17th or early-18th century, no doubt with additions made by Stirling-Maxwell in the 19th. Contemporary gilt-panelled and tooled vellum (19th-century leather rebacking, covers detached). Provenance: manuscript title within an engraved Baroque cartouche: C.Gevartii i. c Musae Antverpienses. Opera honoraria Sereniss. Principum Austriacorum illisque amicorum collecta per F.G.M.L.S. Brndi A.S. ; Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (large pink bookplate); Lathrop Harper (sold to Gourary 1957).

    Includes among many other manuscript, printed and engraved pieces: manuscript verse addressed to Gevartius by Aurelius Augustinus Clement of Brussels; engraved portrait of Gevartius by Pontius after Rubens; manuscript index to verse and historical works by Gevartius; engraved portrait of Bishop Jan Malder of Antwerp by Hollar after Rubens; 1661 engraved plan of Scherpenheuvel in Brabant by C. Lauwers; engraved portraits of Albert and Isabella, governors-general of the Habsburg Netherlands, after Rubens; engraved portrait of Gaspar de Guzman, count of Olivares, by Pontius after Van Dyk and Rubens; etching by WENCESLAS HOLLAR of the signing of the peace between the King of Spain and the United Provinces in front of Antwerp town hall; large pen-and-ink and wash drawing of an elaborately decorated triumphal arch, signed by JACOBUS THUYS and dated 1670; Gevartius's Monumentum sepulchrale sive inscriptiones tumuli Philippo IV, [1666?], with two large etched plates by Lucas Vorsterman after Erasmus Quellinus (the second in early coloring); large engraved portraits of Emperor Leopold I and Margaret Theresa of Spain, by Woumans after Bockhorst; large anonymous engraving PRINTED ON VELLUM of the magnificent monument erected in Antwerp on 16th September 1669 to celebrate the canonization of the Spanish Franciscan saint,. Peter of Alcantara, (slightly cut into); large etching by Gaspar Bouttats of the mass faith healing by the Capuchin friar Marcus of Aviano on the castle square in Antwerp on 22nd June 1681, (cut into right edge).

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    ANTWERP 1635 -- GEVARTIUS, Johannes Casparus (1593-1666). Pompa introitus honori serenissimi principis Ferdinandi Austriaci Hispaniarum infantis. Antwerp: Johannes Meursius for Theodorus à Tulden, Guilielmus Lesteenius & Henricus Aertssens, 1642. Broadsheets (550 x 385 mm). Letterpress half-title, engraved architectural and allegorical title by Van Thulden after Rubens, 43 numbered etched and engraved plates including portrait of Ferdinand by Neeffs after Van Thulden, engraved equestrian portrait of Ferdinand by Pontius after Rubens, views of and in Antwerp, a plan of Antwerp, triumphal chariots, arches and other architectural and painted constructions, mostly by Van Thulden after Rubens. With 4 later inserted plates, including the siege of Nordlingen by Andreas Pauli, etchings by G. Hendricx after Bolswert and Rubens, and a view of the annual procession in Antwerp engraved by Gaspar Bouttats and published with letterpress description by H. Verdussen in 1685. (A few plates slightly cut into and repaired.) First edition, SECOND ISSUE sold one year after the first by Lesteen and Aertssens. Watanabe 2690. The grandest Baroque fête book published in the Low Countries and RUBENS'S MOST IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO BOOK ILLUSTRATION.

    Bound up with other works honoring the HABSBURG RULERS OF THE SPANISH NETHERLANDS by Gevaerts, Rubens and others, in a monumental scrapbook assembled by "F.G.M.L.S.BRNDI A.S." in the late-17th or early-18th century, no doubt with additions made by Stirling-Maxwell in the 19th. Contemporary gilt-panelled and tooled vellum (19th-century leather rebacking, covers detached). Provenance: manuscript title within an engraved Baroque cartouche: C.Gevartii i. c Musae Antverpienses. Opera honoraria Sereniss. Principum Austriacorum illisque amicorum collecta per F.G.M.L.S. Brndi A.S. ; Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (large pink bookplate); Lathrop Harper (sold to Gourary 1957).

    Includes among many other manuscript, printed and engraved pieces: manuscript verse addressed to Gevartius by Aurelius Augustinus Clement of Brussels; engraved portrait of Gevartius by Pontius after Rubens; manuscript index to verse and historical works by Gevartius; engraved portrait of Bishop Jan Malder of Antwerp by Hollar after Rubens; 1661 engraved plan of Scherpenheuvel in Brabant by C. Lauwers; engraved portraits of Albert and Isabella, governors-general of the Habsburg Netherlands, after Rubens; engraved portrait of Gaspar de Guzman, count of Olivares, by Pontius after Van Dyk and Rubens; etching by WENCESLAS HOLLAR of the signing of the peace between the King of Spain and the United Provinces in front of Antwerp town hall; large pen-and-ink and wash drawing of an elaborately decorated triumphal arch, signed by JACOBUS THUYS and dated 1670; Gevartius's Monumentum sepulchrale sive inscriptiones tumuli Philippo IV, [1666?], with two large etched plates by Lucas Vorsterman after Erasmus Quellinus (the second in early coloring); large engraved portraits of Emperor Leopold I and Margaret Theresa of Spain, by Woumans after Bockhorst; large anonymous engraving PRINTED ON VELLUM of the magnificent monument erected in Antwerp on 16th September 1669 to celebrate the canonization of the Spanish Franciscan saint,. Peter of Alcantara, (slightly cut into); large etching by Gaspar Bouttats of the mass faith healing by the Capuchin friar Marcus of Aviano on the castle square in Antwerp on 22nd June 1681, (cut into right edge).


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