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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 527

    VIENNA 1716 -- Beschreibung des Haubt- und Frey-Schiessen welches von... Carolo Sexto, wegen erfreulichster Geburt Leopoldi... der Wiennerischen Burgerschafft gegeben worden... Vienna: Andreas Heyinger, 1716.

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    VIENNA 1716 -- Beschreibung des Haubt- und Frey-Schiessen welches von... Carolo Sexto, wegen erfreulichster Geburt Leopoldi... der Wiennerischen Burgerschafft gegeben worden... Vienna: Andreas Heyinger, 1716.

    2o (309 x 203 mm). 9 engraved plates (1 double-page and 2 folding including large folding plate on 2 conjoined sheets mounted on stub) by SCHAFFHAUSER after KOLLMANN (marginal worming at end, some dampstaining to inner margin). Contemporary blind-paneled Austrian sheep (spine and corners worn, front hinge cracked); cloth folding case.

    A celebratory target shooting in honor of the birth of LEOPOLD (13 April 1716-4 November 1716), son of Emperor CARL VI and ELISABETH CHRISTINA of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, and older brother of Maria Theresa. The tornament was held for the citizens of Vienna on 21 September 1716, and the following days, outside the city. The volume is illustrated with targets, and large views of the schooting range with Vienna in the background by ELIAS SCHAFFHAUSER after FRANZ TOBIAS KOLLMANN. Lipperheide Te10; Watanabe 109.


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