12 June 2009
STOCKHOLM 1672 -- KLÖCKER VON EHRENSTRAHL, David. Das grosse Carrosel Und Prächtige Ring=Rännen Nebst dem Was sonsten Fürtrefliches zu sehen war Als er Durchleuchtigste Grossmächtigste Konig und Herr Carl der Eÿlffte Die Regierung seines Väterlichen Erb=Königreichs anno M.DC.LXXII. den XVIII.den Decembris In seiner Königlichen Residenz zu Stockholm Antratt. Stockholm: Johann G. Eberdt, 1672.
Oblong 2o (299 x 365 mm). Engraved frontispiece (creased) and 62 engravings (3 folding) by GEORG CHRISTIAN EIMMART, S. LE CLERC, P. LE PAUTRE and C. SIMONNEAU after DAVID KLöCKER VON EHRENSTRAHL (one folding plate torn along fold, a few others with short marginal tears, two crossing image). (Minor light marginal browning.) Contemporary sprinkled calf.
This rare fête book describes the elaborate coronation celebration in Stockholm in December 1672 for CARL XI (1655-1697), King of Sweden. The spectacular ceremonies included processions of horses in parade dress, feasts, and firework displays. Charles was the only son of King Charles X of Sweden and Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp. His father died when he was five years old, and his mother became his formal regent until Charles XI attained his majority on 18 December, 1672. Soon after, he was forced out on military expeditions to secure the recently acquired dominions from Danish troops in the Scanian War. Having successfully fought off the Danes, he returned to Stockholm and engaged in correcting the country's neglected political, financial and economic situation, managing to sustain peace during the remaining 20 years of his reign. Berlin 2976; Drugulin 2808; Lipperheide Sf6; Ruggieri 1144; Vinet 766; Watanabe 2800.
Le Carrosel eller Dhen prächtige Ringränning hwilken...den durchleuchtigste och Stormächtigste Konung Carl den Elloffte..Lät anställa uthi Stockholms Stadh den 19 Decembris Ano 1672. [Stockholm:] N. Wankijf, . 2o (314 x 201 mm). Disbound. Running at the ring for the entry in to Stockholm of Carl XI, on his coming-of-age in 1672. Watanabe 2789.
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