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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 337

    PALMA DE MALLORCA 1747 -- FABREGVES Y BAUÇÁ, Jayme. Tosco Diseño del Magestuoso aparto con que la Fidelissima Ciudad de Palma Celebró el Solemne acto de Levantar Pendones en nombre del Rey nuestro Señor Don Ferdinando VI. Palma de Mallorca: the Widow Guasp, [1747].

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    PALMA DE MALLORCA 1747 -- FABREGVES Y BAUÇÁ, Jayme. Tosco Diseño del Magestuoso aparto con que la Fidelissima Ciudad de Palma Celebró el Solemne acto de Levantar Pendones en nombre del Rey nuestro Señor Don Ferdinando VI. Palma de Mallorca: the Widow Guasp, [1747].

    4o (198 x 145 mm). One large folding plate and one engraved vignette in text by ALBERT BURGUNY. (Some spotting.) Modern quarter calf, pebbled paper boards (some minor wear at edges).

    A description of the festivities held in Palma de Mallorca to celebrate the ascension to the Spanish throne of FERDINAND VI (1713-1759) upon the death of his father Philip V in 1746. The fête was held in January 1747, and the work provides a day-to-day account of the proceedings including processions, fireworks, a circus, musical and theatrical performances, and representations from the local trade guilds. The large folding plate illustrates the spectacular canopied edifice erected and dedicated to the new King. Palau 861118.


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