12 June 2009
FLORENCE 1665 -- BORGHERINI, Giovanni Battista. Esequie di Filippo IV. Cattoloci Re di Spagna celebrate in Firenze dal Serenissimo Ferdinando II. Gran Duca di Toscana. Florence: Stamperia di S.A.S. 1665.
4o (195 x 138 mm). Woodut coat-of-arms of the King of Spain on the title-page. 2 etched folding plates by GIOVANNI BATTISTA FALDA after FERDINANDO TACCA (a few small tears). Paper wrappers (light spotting); cloth folding case.
The obsequies held at the Church of San Lorenzo in Florence on 2 December 1665 to commemorate the death of PHILIP IV (1605-1665), King of Spain. The apparato is described in the text and the epigraphs are recorded by Borgherini, a member of the committee of senators appointed by Grand Duke Ferdinando II of Tuscany to organize the event. The architect to the court, Ferdinando Tacca, designed the catafalque and the funerary decorations around the church, which are here illustrated in the two folding plated by Falda. Ruggieri 815 (lacking plates); Watanabe 1296.
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