12 June 2009
NAPLES 1658-- [CIRINO, Andrea]. Feste celebrate in Napoli per la nascita del Serenis.mo Principe de Spagna nostro Signore dall'Ecc.mo Sig.r Conte di Castriglio Vicerè. Luogotenente e capitan generale nel regno di Napoli. [N.p., ca 1658].
2o (308 x 210 mm). Engraved title-page by NICOLA PIRREY and 2 engraved plates (one large folding), woodcuts in text (folding plate with several repairs). (Title-page repaired, some occasional browning.) Modern paper boards, early vellum spine (a few minor wormholes along front joint).
The celebration in Naples on the occasion of the birth of PHILIP PROSPERO of Spain (1657-1661), Prince of Asturias, son of Philip IV, King of Spain and his wife Marianna. Festivities included banquets, theatrical and musical performances, fireworks, masques, illuminations, and running at the ring. The large engraved folding plate illustrates the games and competitions along with allegorical floats depicting Asia, Africa, America, and Europe. Palau 90841 (not mentioning plates); Watanabe 576 (not mentioning plates).
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