12 June 2009
NAPLES 1680 -- CASTALDI, Giuseppe. Tributi ossequiosi della Fedeliss. Cittá di Napoli per gl'applausi festivi delle nozze reali del Cattolico Monarca Carlo Secondo Ré delle Spagne con la Serenissima Signora Maria Luisa Borbone. Naples: Salvatore Castaldi, 1680.
2o (294 x 206 mm). Engraved title, 10 folding plates and 21 double-page plates (the two large folding plates with some soiling along joints, a few short tears and small repairs). (Some occasional pale spotting.) Contemporary vellum (hinges cracked).
FIRST EDITION. This abundantly illustrated book (31 full-page, double-page, and folding plates) relates the festivities held in Naples from 10 January through 4 March 1680 to celebrate the wedding of CHARLES II (1661-1700), King of Spain and MARIE LOUISE D'ORLéANS (1662-1689), coinciding with the Neapolitan carnival. Included are two extensive panoramic views showing the procession, and a wide prospective view of Naples, and the tournament, during which a joust and other equestrian games are been played. Nine of the double-page plates list the participants in the quadrilles; many of the remaining plates show the public notices of the entries of the various dignitaries attending the festivities. Watanabe 583.
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