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7 June 2010
TACKE, Johann (1617-1675). Folgen Die Trawer- Trost- und Ehren- Gedächtnuss Predigten Über den... Todtes- Fall des... Herrn Georgen Des Andern Landgraffen zu Hessen ... gehalten worden. Darmstadt: Christophor Abel, 1662. 2 parts in one volume, 2° (324 x 212mm). 28 double-page plates (numbered 1-56) and 34 double-page plates (numbered 1-34) by Johann Schweizer or Adriaen Haelwegh (some browning, light worming to gutter). 17th-century vellum (endpapers renewed, spine reinforced).
This work commemorates the life and death of Georg II, Landgrave of Hessen-Darmstadt. The plates depict the funeral procession, the display of regalia, the crypt, and portraits of the landgraves of Hessen-Darmstadt, including those of Georg II and his consort, and their successors Ludwig VI and his consort Maria Elisabeth, engraved by Johann Schweizer after Salomon Duarte, a genealogical table of the house of Hessen-Darmstadt, a triumphal arch and various poems in elaborate engraved frames. The second group of plates depict individual groups of the funeral procession. The text begins with a Latin inscription by Henning Witte, followed by numerous sermons and orations held in various cities, including sermons and orations by Balthasar Mentzer, Peter Haberkorn and Johann Tacke. The Lipperheide and Vinet copies appear to have no title, other sources refer to this work as Vita post Vitam. Lipperheide Sbd 9; Vinet 731.
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