12 June 2009
MILAN 1744 -- PERABÒ, Gabrio. Ammirabile promozione all'Arcivescovato di Milano alla Sagra Porpora dell'Emmin.mo, e Rev.mo Signor Cardinale Don Gioseppe Pozzobonelli, e suo solenne ingresso Adì 21.Giugno 1744. Milan: Regio-Ducal Corte for Giuseppe Richino Malate, [ca 1745].
2o (325 x 220 mm). Half-title. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 4 engraved plates by LAPOER after ANTONIO QUADRIO, I. RICHARDUS, and MARC ANTONIO DAL RE (a few short tears, last plate with wormholes affecting image). Modern calf gilt by Torriani (rebacked preserving original spine, some light wear at edges). Provenance: Collegio di S. Alessandro da Milano (ink stamp on title-page); Severo Cappellini (bookplate).
On 21 June 1744, the city of Milan celebrated the elevation of GIUSEPPE POZZOBONELLI to Archbishop of Milan, having been elected on 15 July of that same year. One plate illustrates the lengthy and solemn processional of Pozzobonelli to the Cathedral of Milan and identifies several other important participants, while the others show the numerous triumphal arches erected throughout the city in honor of the event. Pozzobonelli was promoted to the rank of Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church on 9 September 1743. Vinet 798.
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