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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 121 A

    FLORENCE 1643 -- DATI, Carlo. Esequie della Maesta Christianiss. Di Luigi XIII. Il giusto re' di Francia, e di Navarra. Celebrate in Firenze dall'Altezza Serenis. Di Ferdinano II, Gran Duca di Toscana. Florence: Stamperia di S.A.S., 1644.

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    FLORENCE 1643 -- DATI, Carlo. Esequie della Maesta Christianiss. Di Luigi XIII. Il giusto re' di Francia, e di Navarra. Celebrate in Firenze dall'Altezza Serenis. Di Ferdinano II, Gran Duca di Toscana. Florence: Stamperia di S.A.S., 1644.

    4o (244 x 180 mm). Engraved title and three folding plates by FRANCESCO CECCHI CONTI after designs by PAOLO PARIGI (the second with small thinned area, some pale dampstaining). 19th-century Italian quarter vellum

    Ferdinando II de' Medici organized this elaborate funerary celebration for his cousin the French King LOUIS XIII in Florence, 1644. Louis XIII was the son on Marie de' Medici, who was the sister of Ferdinando II's father Cosimo II. The three plates, sometimes attributed to STEFANO DELLA BELLA, depict the catafalque, the large alter and the chapel. Cicognara 1450; Gamba 2750 ("raro libro"); Moreni I:315; Ruggieri 469; Vinet 493.


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