12 June 2009
ROME 1690 -- TOTIS, Giuseppe Domenico de. La caduta del regno dell'Amazzoni, Feasta Teatrale fatta rappresentare in Roma... per le Augustissime Nozee dall Sacra Real Maestá di Carlo II, Re delle Spagne e della Principessa Marianna Contessa Palatina del Reno. Rome: Stamperia della Reverenda Cam. Apost., 1690.
4o (261 x 186 mm). 13 engraved folding plates by ALESSANDRO SPECCHI, LUCIO BONONI, FRANCESCO BUFALINI, GIROLAMO VENTURI, GIOVANNI FRANCESCO VENTURINI and P.P. PETRUCCHI after GIROLAMO FONTANA. 18th-century marbled wrappers (some light wear, spine rubbed); cloth folding case. Provenance: Lathrop Harper (sold to Gourary 1956).
FIRST EDITION. Totis's opera was performed at the celebration in Rome for the wedding of CARLOS II, King of Spain, and MARIA ANNA, Duchess of Pfalz-Neuburg. The opera was performed on 16 January 1690 at the Palazzo Colonna in Rome. Berlin 4136; Watanabe 963.
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