12 June 2009
VIENNA 1705 -- PECHER, Mattheus (1663-1729). Imago Caesaris, Kayserliche Tugend-Bildnuss in Leopoldo dem Ersten und Grossen Weyland Höchst-Seeligsten... Römischen Kayser Bey dem Hoch-ansehenlichen Traur-Gerüst und drey-tägiger Leich-Begängnuss am 25. 26. und 27. Junii. Innsbruck: Heirs of Jacob Christian Wagner, 1705.
2o (316 x 195 mm). Large engraved folding plate after BALTHASAR LEONHARD DöRFLINGER by J.A. KRAUS. (Book block detached from binding.) Contemporary black and gilt "Brokatpapier" wrapper decorated with stags, dogs, birds among floral ornaments, the imperial double-headed eagle wrapping around the center of the spine (light wear to spineends).
Funeral oration and ceremony for LEOPOLD I (1640-1705), Holy Roman Emperor (1658-1705), King of Bohemia (1656-1705) and of Hungary (1655-1705) in Vienna 1705. The large folding plate by Johann Ulrich Kraus (1645-1719) depicts the elaborate catafalque. The black and gilt brokatpapier binding was presumably a special commision for this volume. Sommervogel VI:416.
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