GIUDICE, Michele del. Palermo magnifico nel trionfo dell' anno MD.C.LXXXVI. Rinovando le feste dell' Inventione della Gloriosa sua Cittadina S.Rosalia. Palermo: Tomaso Rummulo, 1686.

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GIUDICE, Michele del. Palermo magnifico nel trionfo dell' anno MD.C.LXXXVI. Rinovando le feste dell' Inventione della Gloriosa sua Cittadina S.Rosalia. Palermo: Tomaso Rummulo, 1686.

2° (282 x 198mm). Etched additional title by Grano, 5 folding etched plates after Amato, with final blank. (The third folding plate shaved and re-joined with slight loss to the image.) Contemporary limp vellum. Provenance: Baron Horace Landau (bookplate).

A fine unsophisticated copy. The plates include a depiction of the carriage carrying the statue (and relics?) of Saint Rosalia pulled by elephants, bears and lions. She is particularly venerated in Palermo, after being credited with halting the plague epidemic of 1624-5. Her remains were found encased in a stalagmite in a cave on Monte Pellegrino, and were moved to Palermo. On 22nd Jan. 1625 the bones were solemnly exposed and the plague ceased.
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