12 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
BOLOGNA 1624 -- VALESIO, Giovanni Luigi (ca 1583-1633). Apparato funebre dell'anniversario à Gregorio XV. Celebrato in Bologna á XXIV. de Luglio M.DC.XXIV. Bologna: Vittorio Benacci, 1624.
2o (315 x 221 mm). Woodcut arms on title, eight engraved plates (two forming one panorama, 3 folding). 19th-century yellow wrappers (some chipping and loss); cloth folding case. Provenance: J.D. Hoerner (19th century note on front free endpaper); German royal bookplate on title verso.
Valesio's work describes and illustrates the celebrations on the anniversary of the death of POPE GREGORY XV (1554- 1623) which were held in his native Bologna under the auspices of Cardinal Ludovisi. The fine engravings show the funeral decorations in the Cathedral of Bologna. Berlin 3202; Cicognara 1431.
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