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    Splendid Ceremonies the Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 105

    FLORENCE 1589 -- [PRINT]. SCARABELLI, Orazio. "Teatro per naumachia adattato nel cortile di Palazzo Pitti." [Naval battle in the courtyard of the Palazzo Pitti, Florence]. Florence, [1592]. 243 x 353 mm, margins.

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    FLORENCE 1589 -- [PRINT]. SCARABELLI, Orazio. "Teatro per naumachia adattato nel cortile di Palazzo Pitti." [Naval battle in the courtyard of the Palazzo Pitti, Florence]. Florence, [1592]. 243 x 353 mm, margins.

    A fine engraving of the mock naval battle performed on May 11, 1589 in the courtyard of the Palazzo Pitti in Florence in celebration of the wedding of FERDINANDO I DE' MEDICI (1549-1609) to CHRISTINA of Lorraine (1565-1637). Blumenthal, A. Theater art of the Medici, no. 13, p. 26-27.


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