12 June 2009
DRESDEN 1695 -- [KLÖTZEL, Martin. Der von dem Durchlauchtigsten Chur-Fürsten zu Sachsen... Hertzog Friderico Augusto... Jn Dero Residence Dreszden Donnerstags den 7. Febr. 1695... angestellte und gehaltene Götter-Auffzug. Dresden?, ca. 1695?].
Oblong 2o (297 x 382 mm). (Without title.) 20 engraved double-page plates (some darkening and staining). Modern half leather.
For Dresden's carnival of February 7, 1695, AUGUSTUS II "The Strong" (1670-1733), King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, presented a pageant of the gods that went through the streets of Dresden. The plates of this "parade of the gods," depict elaborate chariots, costumes and participants representing Pluto, Juno, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Bacchus, Apollo and many others. The names of the gods are added on the plates in ink in an early hand. Berlin 2865 (with title page) and Berlin 2866 (this issue, without the title).
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