12 June 2009
LIMA 1759 -- LUXAN, Mariano. Relacion funebre de las reales exequias, que la triste memoria de la Serenissima Magestad: la muy Alta, y muy Poderosa Señore. La Señora Doña Maria Barbara de Portugal, Catholica Reyna de las Españas, y de las Yndias, Mandò celebrar en esta capital de los Reyes el dia 4 de Septiembre de 1759. El Excmo. Señor Don Joseph Manso de Velasco. - MANSO DE VELASCO, Jose. Oracion funebre... Lima: Imprenta de la Clle de Palacio, per Pecro Nolasco Alvarado, 1760.
Two parts in one, 4o (189 x 138 mm). Half-title. One engraved folding plate of the catafalque by SEBASTIÁN CAMACHO after BEXARANO (with small tear), two folding letterpress acrostics. Contemporary calf (joints cracked, some wear at extremities); cloth folding case.
Th funeral for MARIA BARBARA (1711-1758), Princess of Brazil and wife of King Ferdinand VI of Spain, was held in the cathedral of Lima on 4 September 1759. The large folding plate shows the great catafalque erected for the occasion, while the two letterpress acrostics contribute to the many verses printed in the text. Heredia 5006; LeClerc 1785; Medina Lima 1162; Palau 143659 (citing a copy lacking the first 132 page section); Salvá 130 (variant collation); Watanabe 2452.
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