12 June 2009
DRESDEN 1738 -- Beschreibung der Illumination zu Dressden bey der Königlichen Sicilianischen in Vollmacht vollzogenen Vermählung, Nebst andern dahin gehörigen Vorstellungen. Dresden: Friedrich Hekel and G. Conrad Walther, 1738.
4o (203 x 159 mm). 11 engraved plates (9 folding) by G. PHILLIP LINDEMANN after MORITZ BODENEHR. 20th century binding of old vellum antiphonal leaf.
The wedding in Naples of the daughter of AUGUST III (1696-1763), Elector of Sachsen, MARIA AMALIA (1724-1760), with KING CHARLES IV (1716-1788), who was king of Neaples and Sicily from 1735-1759 and became KING CHARLES III of Spain 1759-1788 is being celebrated in Dresden with a lovely illumination of many of it's palaces including the Zwinger, the Kreuzturm and the Brühlsche Terrasse. The beautifully engraved plates are by G. PHILLIP LINDEMANN after MORITZ BODENEHR (1665-1748). Berlin 2892; Drugulin 4251; Lipperheide Sbe 19; Ruggieri 990; Vinet 737.
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