12 June 2009
VIENNA 1721 -- HERAEUS, Carl Gustav (1671-1730). Sacrae Caes. Mai. Consiliarii et rei antiquae ... Inscrptiones et symbola varii argumenti. - [Bound after :] Gedichte und lateinische Inschriften des kaiserl. Raths. Nuremberg: Peter Conrad Monath, 1721.
2 volumes in one. 8o. (207 x 130 mm). Engraved vignette on title, 11 engraved plates (7 folding) by JOHANN ADAM DESLSENBACH and ANDREAS NUNZER and engraved vignettes in text, 3 pages printed in red and black. (Lacking the portrait, as often.) Contemporary vellum, upper cover with oval stamped silver coat-of-arms. Provenance: Budapest, Hungarian National Museum ("A.M.N. Muzeum Könyv. Tarabol" and "Masodlat" old duplicate ink stamps on verso of titles).
A "richly executed" (Faber) work on various ceremonies at the Viennese court. The illuminations and fireworks include designs by the architects BIBIENA, FISCHER VON ERLACH and HILDEBRAND. The ceremonies described were organized for festivities during the reign of Charles VI, Archduke of Austria (1685-1740), including the birth of his daughter and heir Maria-Theresa (1717-1780) and the death of Joseph I (1678-1711), elder brother of Charles VI. The beautiful engravings are by JOHANN ADAM DELSENBACH, and ANDREAS NUNZER. The second volume with separate title page is considered part of this publication. German and Latin. Without the rarely found portrait. Berlin 2884; Faber du Faur 1705 and 1706; Praz 367.
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