12 June 2009
FLORENCE 1666 -- RUCELLAI, Luigi. Esequie d'Anna Maria Maurizia d'Austria Cristianissima Regina di Francia celebrate in Firenze dal Serenissimo Ferdinando II, Gran Duca di Toscana. Florence: S.A.S., 1666.
4o (230 x 168 mm). Folding plate by ADRIEN HAELWEGH after JIACOPO CHIAVISTELLI after the design by FERDINAND TACCA (foxed). Contemporary Italian sheep gilt, sides with double gilt-rule border, edges gilt (some rubbing). Provenance: Bibliotheca Florentina (early ink inscription on title, other names erased).
The obsequies in Florence for ANNE of Austria (1601-1661), Queen Dowager of France, celebrated by Ferdinand II de' Medici. Cicognara 1464 (calling for two plates, the second by Falda).
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