12 June 2009
PALERMO 1710 -- VITALE, Pietro. Le simpatie dell'allegressa tra Palermo ... e la Castiglia ... manifestate nella presente relazione delle massime pompe festive de' Palermitani per la vittoria ottenuta contro i collegati su le compagne di Prihvega. - Il Tago in oreto cioè la ricca vena delle muse Palermitane su l'allegrezze di Castiglia ... Palermo: Agostino Epiro, 1711.
2 parts in one, 2o (303 x 215 mm). 14 engraved plates (6 folding and 7 double-page) by FRANCESCO CICHé after PAOLO AMATO, ANTONIO GRANO and MARIO CORDUA (one plate with small hole within image). 19th-century blue quarter calf.
A description of the festivities at Palermo in celebration of the victory by PHILIP V 1683-1746), King of Spain, at Brihuega and Villaviciosa in December 1710 during the war of the Spanish Succession. Il Tago in Oreto includes congratulatory verses printed xylographically in Hebrew and Greek. The plates reproduce the rich decorations of the foremost palaces of Palermo during the entry, as well as some of the triumphal arches erected for the occasion. The conclusion of the fête was marked by a lavish firework in the form of an elaborate castle (shown in one of the folding plates). Berlin 3059 (without the Il Tago); Watanabe 655.
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