12 June 2009
PIACENZA 1745 -- Relazione della solenne funzione e dell pubbliche dimonstrazioni di gioja fatte nella città di Piacenza in occasione del giuramento di fedeltà, ed omaggio prestato dai sudditi, e vassalli del Ducato Piacentino alla Sacra Reale Cattolica Maestà di Elisabetta Farnese. Piacenza: Bazacchi, .
2o (290 x 205 mm). One engraved folding plate by PIETRO PERFETTI after MARCO AURELIO DOSIO and DOMENICO CERVINI (a few repaired tears). Gilt paper over boards (slightly rubbed. minor chipping along spine); cloth folding case. Provenance: Riccardo Heredia (bookplate).
[Bound with:] PIACENZA 1745 -- PASSERINI, Petro Francisco. Sacrae Catholicae Majestati Reginae Elizabethae Farneseiae, Magnae Duciae Placentia devovet fidelitatem oratio habita in Regia Ducali Aula. Piacenza: Bazacchi, 1745. 4o.
[And with:] PIACENZA 1745 -- Accademia di poetici componimenti dai pastori arcadi della Colonia di Trebbia Tenuta in occasione del giuamento di fedeltà prestato alla Sacra Reale Cattolica Maestà di Elisabetta Farnese. Piacenza: Bazacchi, 1745. 4o.
A description of the festivities celebrating the oath of loyalty given by the residents of Piacenza to ELIZABETH FARNESE of Parma (1692-1766), Queen Consort of Spain, in 1745. Descriptions of the magnificent decorations adorning the city are provided, as well as details relating to the ball thrown in her honor and the elaborate macchina di fuochi, built by the architects Marco Aurelio Dosi and Domenico Cervini in the Grand Piazza de Cavalli. The accompanying works provide the text of the oration delivered by Passerini at the festivities, as well as the numerous sonnets written as a tribute to the Queen.
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