12 June 2009
DANZIG 1691-- Eigentliche Beschreibung Des Feuerwercks. Welches An dem höchst-beglückten Vermählungs-Tage. Des Durchläuchtigsten Fürsten und Herrn. Hn. Jacob Ludwig. Königl. Polnischen Printzen. Mit der Durchläuchtigsten Printzeszin Hedwig Elisabeth Amalia Pfaltz-Gräfin beym Rhein-Neuburg... Ist auffgeführet und verbrandt worden. Danzig: David Friedrich Rhet, .
2o (350 x 220 mm). 2 leaves of text (including title) and a large full-sheet engraved plate (410 x 490 mm) by FRIEDRICH EDEL of an elaborate emblematic installation of fireworks. (Mounted on modern stubs, the plate backed and a few short tears repaired.) Cloth portfolio.
Although an independent--formerly Hanseatic--city-state, Danzig existed under the Polish Crown and rightfully used the title of Royal City. Its Council therefore organized a great display of fireworks on 25th March 1691 to celebrate the wedding of JAKUB LUDWIK SOBIESKI (1667-1737), Crown Prince of Poland, and HEDWIG ELISABETH AMALIA (1673-1722), Countess of Bavaria Pfalz-Neuburg. Cf. Lotz p. 91.
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