12 June 2009
BAYREUTH 1655 -- SCHNITZER, Lucas, artist (c.1600-c.1671). Beschreibung und Abriss der Fürstlichen Leich Procession, wie dieselbe bey dess Fürsten... Christiani Marggraffens zu Brandenburg ... Fürstlicher solenner Leichbestättigung ... den 11 Septembris Anno 1655 zu Bayreuth vorgangen. [N.p., n.d. ca.1655].
Oblong 2o (267 x 360 mm). Engraved title and 39 engraved plates with letterpress text beneath, by and after LUCAS SCHNITZER, plates 30 and 38 printed from 2 plates. (Some light marginal browning). 20th-century sheep old sides laid down (sides chipping of and worn); cloth folding case.
The work commemorates the funeral procession of CHRISTIAN WILHELM (1581-1655), Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayern, in September 1655 presenting a panorama of the funeral cortege through the engravings of the separate groups of mourners, each with their names and ranks given in the letterpress captions beneath. Hollstein German XLVI, 209-248; Lipperheide Sbb4; Vinet 696.
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