12 June 2009
ROME 1665 -- PEREZ DE RUA, Antonio. Funeral hecho En Roma en la Yglesia de Santiago de los Españoles à 18- de Diciembre de 1665. Ala gloriosa memoria del Rei Catolico de las Españas Nuesro Señor D. Felipe Quarto el Grande en Nom de la Nacion Española. - CARDOVA, Geronimo. Sermon ... al Señor Rei Catolico D. Felipe Quarto. Rome: Giacomo Dragondelli, 1666.
Three parts in one, 4o (254 x 185 mm). Three engraved plates, comprising one by TER DEL Pò after designs by GIOVANNI FRANCESCO GRIMALDI, one of the facade and one of the tomb by NICOLO PINSON VALENTIANO after ANTONIO DEL GRANDE (the first with horizontal repaired tear affecting image, the first and last browned). 19th-century black half morocco, by J. Leighton (board edges and joints lightly rubbed). Provenance: William Stirling-Maxwell (bookplate).
Perez de Rua's account of the funeral celebration of PHILIP IV (1605-1665), King of Spain, is illustrated by plates of the exterior and interior façades of the church and the splendid catafalque designed by the architect Antonio del Grande. Palau 222324 (2 plates only).
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