12 June 2009
PALERMO 1747 -- Esequie reali per la morte dell' Augusto Re Cattolico delle Spagne Filippo Quinto Borbone solennemente celebrate Nella Metropolitana Chiesa di Palermo Capitale del Regno per comandamento della Sacra Real Maestá di Carlo Infante delle Spagne.... - PUPELLA, Vincenzo. Per le solenni esequie... Orazione. Palermo: Antonio Epiro, 1747.
Two parts in one, 2o (325 x 222 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece by ANTONIO BOVA and two folding plates, one by Bova and the other by BERNARDINO BONGIOVANNI after the design of NICOLÒ PALMA. (one with repaired tear crossing image). (Some browning.) Contemporary Sicilian goatskin, wide gilt borders surrounding a large central mottled panel with fleurons at the corners, spine gilt, mottled paper pastedowns (lacking clasps and catches, some light rubbing).
A FINE SICILIAN BINDING. The funeral celebrations in Palermo for PHILIP V (1683-1746), King of Spain. The plates show the funeral decorations at the cathedral in Palermo and the monument erected for the king. The architecture was done by NICOLÒ PALMA. The ceremonies took place starting on 15 January 1747, with Viceroy Corsini leading a procession of 22 nobles to the church. After the solemn ceremonies at the church, the commemoration contined at the royal palace. See Giovanni Isgrò, Feste barocche a Palermo, 1981, pp. 193-196. Cicognara 1513.
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