12 June 2009
ROME 1666 -- BENEDETTI, Elpidio. Il mondo piangente, et il cielo festeggiante. Nel funerale apparato Dell'Essequie celebrate in Roma nella Chiesa di San Luigi de Francesi all gloriosa memoria di Anna d'Austria regina di Francia. Rome: Tinassi, 1665 [but 1666].
4o (294 x 204 mm). Engraved title (dated 1666) by GIORGIO VIDMAN, three large engraved folding plates after the designs of ELPIDIO BENEDETTI (browned, the second with long repaired tear). Contemporary limp vellum, early ink manuscript titling on front cover (some worming, section of front cover excised). Provenance: V? Landazzi (signature on front free endpaper).
The funeral celebration and decorations for ANNA OF AUSTRIA (1601-1666), QUEEN DOWAGER OF FRANCE, IN THE CHURCH OF SAN LUIGI DEI FRANCESI IN ROME. WATANABE 916 (NOT RECORDING THE PLATES).
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