12 June 2009,
Price realised USD 1,500
USD 1,200 - USD 1,800
TURIN 1678 -- Il tempio delle virtú Festa di Fuochi di Gioia Celebrata in Piazza Castello nel Giorno della Natività di M.R. da S.A.R. li 11. Aprile 1678. Turin: Bartolomeo Zappata, 1678.
4o (223 x 166 mm). Large folding plate by GIOVANNI ABBIA after GIò FRANCESCO BARONCELLI (a few short repairs along folds on verso). Later yellow wrappers; cloth folding case.
Describing the fireworks in Turin for the birthday of MARIE-JEANNE BAPTISTE (1644-1724), Duchess of Savoy-Nemours, Regent of Savoy and widow of Charles Emmanuel II. The large plate shows the Piazza Castello and the large apparatus built at center from which the fireworks were displayed. Watanabe 1539.
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