12 June 2009
PESARO 1758 -- Narrazione di quanto si rappresenta nella macchina sopra di cui ... si conduce dalla ... Compagnia dell SSmo Sacramento di Pesaro la statua del sacrosanto cadavere del Redentore nella sera del Venerdi Santo. Pesaro: Stamperia Gavelliana, 1758.
4o (312 x 216 mm). Engraved folding plate by JOSEPH GAVELLI after CAMILLO SCACCIANI. (Some dampstaining.) Original yellow paper wrappers (some soiling); red cloth folding case.
The large folding plate shows the spectacular macchina di fuochi constructed for the Corpus Domini procession in Pesaro on Good Friday. Each figure in the plate is identified in the legend. Scacciani was a local Pesaro artist. See Watanabe for an edition there dated 1749, also printed by Gavelli.
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