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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 288

    MUNICH 1726 -- KHUEN, Joseph Cajetan. Magnus in ortu, maximus in meridie, major in occasu, semperque serenissimus principum sol Maximilianus Emanuel ... seu, Apparatus funebris litterarius extremis honoribus ... [Die Grosse Fürsten-Sonne Maximilian Emanuel ... oder, Lobreicher Leich- und Trauer-Pracht ... den 26. Febr. From-seeligist abgelebten ...] Munich: Maria Magdalena Riedl, 1727.

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    MUNICH 1726 -- KHUEN, Joseph Cajetan. Magnus in ortu, maximus in meridie, major in occasu, semperque serenissimus principum sol Maximilianus Emanuel ... seu, Apparatus funebris litterarius extremis honoribus ... [Die Grosse Fürsten-Sonne Maximilian Emanuel ... oder, Lobreicher Leich- und Trauer-Pracht ... den 26. Febr. From-seeligist abgelebten ...] Munich: Maria Magdalena Riedl, 1727.
    2o (323 x 210 mm). Engraved title, large engraved folding plate of a catafalque and 34 engraved half-page emblematic plates by FRANZ XAVER JOSEPH SPäTH after N.G. STUBER. (Some light marginal worming to O2-Y2.) Contemporary vellum, spine ink lettered. Provenance: Munich, Jesuit College, 1737 ("Collegii S[ocietatis J[esu] Monac[hi] 1737" inscription on title).

    Published at the occasion of the death of Elector MAXIMILIAN II (1662- 1726), also known as Max Emanuel or Maximilian Emanuel, the Wittelsbach ruler of Bavaria and an elector of the Holy Roman Empire. He was also the last Governor of the Spanish Netherlands and Duke of Luxembourg. The beautifully illustrated work contains a description of the sumptous funeral as well as euelogies in prose and verse, in Latin followed by German translation. The folding plate of the catafalque and the fine emblematic illustrations by NIKOLAUS GOTTFRIED STUBER (1688-1749), represent the height of Bavarian baroque illustration. Landwehr, German Emblem Books 379; Praz p.88.


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