12 June 2009
PARIS 1660 -- [TRONÇON, Jean]. L'Entrée triomphante de leurs maiestez Louis XIV... et Marie Thérèse d'Austriche... dans la ville de Paris. Paris: Pierre Le Petit, Thomas Joly Louis Bilaine, 1622.
2o (442 x 396 mm). Engraved frontispiece by FRANçOIS CHAUVEAU, engraved portrait of Louis XIV by NICOLAS POILLY after MIGNARD, engraved dedication leaf, 22 engraved plates (14 double-page) by JEAN MAROT and Chauveau after LEPAUTRE (one cropped at bottom). Contemporary French crimson morocco gilt, covers with two triple-fillet borders, the inner with fleur-de-lis tool at the corners, spine gilt (corners bumped, some rubbing, engraved scenes from the Aeneid mounted on pastedowns). Provenance: F. Contenot (signature on title).
LOUIS XIV married MARIE THéRèSE of Spain on 9 June 1660 and on 26 August brought his bride to Paris, where they were greeted with great pomp and circumstance. Pérlement commissioned the festival and the work is arranged in four parts: the reception at Vincennes; the triumphal arches; the solemn procession; and the concluding ceremonies with fireworks display. Two issues of this work are recorded by Brunet: one dated 1662, titled as above with 18 plates and a second dated 1665, titled Histoire de la triomphante entrée..., with 22 plates. This appears to be an intermediary issue. Berlin 2998; Brunet II:1004; Lipperheide Sg 9; Vinet 501.
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