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.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Please note that the images for 524 and 525 and reversed in the catalogue.
Highlights from the R. Eden Martin Collection features extraordinary first editions and manuscripts by the likes of Pasternak, Pushkin, Bulgakov and Tolstoy
The remarkable memoir of a British naval officer who witnessed and recorded the historic events of 11 November, 1918
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, to be offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism this November at Christie’s London.
Revealed in public for the first time in almost 130 years, Chatterboxes offers an exciting missing link between French and British Impressionism