12 June 2009
ROME 1751 -- Exequias feitas em Roma a Madestade Fidelissima Do Senhor Rey Dom Joaõ V. Por ordem do Fidelissimo Senhor Rey Dom José I. Rome: Joaõ Maria Salvioni, 1751.
2o (518 x 371 mm). Title printed in red and black. 20 engraved plates, 3 double-page, by MAZZONI, GIUSEPPE VASI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA GHIRARDENGHI, FRANCESCHI et al after RODRIGUES DE LOS SANCTOS, MAIGLII and ANTONIO BICCHERARI, engraved vignettes and head-pieces. (Some soiling to title, some dampstaining to text and plates.) 20th-century crimson half morocco (some rubbing at edges).
A monumental funeral in honor of JOHN V (1689-1750), King of Portugal, celebrated 24 May 1751 at the Protuguese Church in Rome. The large plates represent the façade and the interior decorations for the occasion, including 16 tableaus of events from the King's life and a groundplan. The funeral oration of SEBASTIANO MARIA CORREA is included in the text. Berlin 3264; Cicognara 1518; Watanabe 1041 (19 engravings only).
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