12 June 2009
MUNICH 1655 -- I Trionfi di Baveria. Balletto Per la Nascita di Luigi Amedeo Gaetano Principe di Baviera. [Munich, 1655].
4o (195 x 153 mm). 2 engraved folding plates after SANTURINI by MELCHIOR KüSSELL (1622-1683). (Some light soiling.) Unbound, old paper backstrip; cloth folding case.
FERDINAND MARIA, (1636-1679) Elector of Bavaria and his wife HENRIETTE ADELAIDE of Savoy, (1636 -1676) celebrate the birth of their son LUDWIG AMADEUS VICTOR, Prince of Bavaria (6 April-11 December 1665) with a ballet performed in Munich on 28 May 1655. The two very fine plates illustrate scenes for the ballet. The occasion also included a comedy and fireworks. The Turin born Henriette Adellaide invited many Italian artist to Munich and introduced the Italian opera in Bavaria.
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