12 June 2009
BRUSSELS 1623 -- PUTEANUS, Ericius. Pompa Funebris optimi potentissimiq. principis Alberti Pii, archiducis Austriae, ducis Burg. Bra. &c. Veris imaginibus expressa a Iacobo Francquart Archit: Reg. Eiusdem principis morientis vita, Scriptore E. Puteano, Consil. et Historiogr. Reg. Brussels: Henri Hasten, 1623.
Oblong 2o (310 x 405 mm). Engraved title-page and 64 copperplate engravings by CORNELIS GALLE after JACQUES FRANCQUART (two folding); 12 leaves of preliminary text in Latin, French, Dutch and Spanish. Contemporary mottled calf gilt. Provenance: early shelfmark and later purchase note on rear free endpaper; Anne Therese Ph. D'Yve (armorial bookplate).
A fine series of plates commemorating the obsequies for ALBERT VII (1559-1621), Archduke of Austria, March 12, 1622. Albert was the nephew and son-in-law of Philip IV of Spain, and from 1596 until his death in 1621 governor of the Netherlands. The text comprises a eulogy by the royal historian Puteanus (the French translation by Philippe Chifflet), and a description of the ceremony and funeral layout. Berlin 3162; Landwehr Splendid Ceremonies 69; Muller 1451; Vinet 622.
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