12 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000
MUNICH 1662 -- [BISSARI, Pietro Paolo. Fedra incoronata. Drama regio musicale. Attione prima. Munich: Johann Jäcklin, 1662.]
2o. (293 x 199 mm). 11 (of 12) engraved double-page plates. (Lacking title and text, plates trimmed to margin and laid down.) 18th-century calf (some wear). Provenance: Duke of Arenberg's library at Nordkirchen (bookplate).
The birth of the Bavarian Crown prince MAX EMANUEL (1662-1726), was celebrated by his parents FERDINAND MARIA Elector of Bavaria and HENRIETTE ADELAIDE with an opera, a tournament and fireworks. See prEvious lot. Berlin 4125; Drugulin 2560; Lipperheide Sbc 12; Ruggieri 965; Vinet 711 bis, Watanabe 163.
VIENNA 1674 -- [MINATO, Nicolò (1627-1698). Il Ratto delle Sabine. Vienna: Cosmerovius, 1674.] 2o. 12 engraved plates (Lacks title and text, trimmed to margin and mounted). The 12 engraved plates by MATTHÄUS KÜSELL (1629-81) depict the stage design after LUDOVICO BURNACINI (1636-1707). document his theatrical work. The opera with libretto by Minato the music by Antonio Draghi (1627-1698), and the ballet by Giovanni Enrico Smelzer was performed in Vienna June 9, 1674. Biach-Schiffmann Giovanni und Ludovico Burnacini p.116. -- KRAUSE, Johann Ulrich. Description de la grotte de Versailles. Oder Beschreibung der Grotten zu Versailles. Augsburg: Johann Ulrich Krause, [n.d. ca 1680]. Text in French and German. 20 engraved plates (3 double-page). (Bound out of sequence.) Detailed description of the "Grotte de Thetis" at Versailles a supreme example of the grotto-nymphaeum. The grotto was demolished in 1684. -- BUSSIÈRES, Jean de. Basilica Lugdunensis, sive domus consularis. Lyon: Guillelmum Barbier, 1661. 2o. -- 3 other plates.
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