12 June 2009
FORLI 1636 -- BEZZI, Giuliano. Il fuoco trionfale. Raccono della traslatione della miracolo.é imagine dette la Madona del Fuoco protettrice della Città di Forli. Forli: Giovanni Cimatti, 1637.
4o (198 x 152 mm). Engraved title and 16 plates (9 folding) after designs by FLORIANO DAL BUONO. Later flexible vellum (endpapers renewed).
Bezzi reports on the festival celebrated in Forli in October 1636 in honor of the miraculous image of the "Virgin of Fire" believed to have intervened in several conflagrations. The image was transported to a new chapel through streets in which ornate decorations, triumphal arches, etc. had been erected. The festal decorations were done by the Bolognese artist Floriano dal Buono, best known for the large panorama of his native city. Six folding and one full-page plate illustrate floats constructed for the procession; eight engravings are of triumphal arches or street scenes and one plate is a section and plan of the new chapel. Berlin 3205; Cicognara 1443; Lozzi 1991; Vinet 813.
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