12 June 2009
ROME 1725 -- CAÑAS TRUXILLO, Juan Gaspar de. Exequias hechas en Roma a la Magestad Catolica del Rey Nuestro Señor D. Luis Primero Hallandose encargado en los Negocios de la Embaxada el Eminentiss. Y Reverendis. Señor Don Francisco de Acquaviva y Aragon Cardenal Obispo de Sabina. Rome: Juan-Maria Salvioni, 1725.
2o (406 x 276 mm). Title printed in red and black. Five folding plates by FILIPPO VASCONI after ANTONIO CANEVARI, 9 engraved vignettes (some pale spotting). (A few leaves lightly browned.) Contemporary pink-stained vellum over pasteboard (some fading to spine, lightly bowed). Provenance: early manuscript shelfmark on title.
The funeral ceremonies for LOUIS I (1707-1724), King of Spain, held in Rome at the Real Yglesia de Santiago, y San Ildefonso de la Nacion Española. The plates show a large plan of the church, its principal façade, and the interior with elaborate temporary decorations, including the catafalque, as designed by Antonio Canevari. Canevari was an architect based in Rome perhaps best known for his restoration of the basilica at Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Berlin 3248; Ruggieri 840.
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