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1696 - Antique print, titled: '9.' - Plate 9 depicts part of a procession as part of a court festival / carnival (see source description). 20. Aeolus, Eurus, Zephyrus, Austher, Boreas (5 winds) on horseback. (played by Herren: Cammer-Herr Freiherr von Rechenberg, Cammer-Herr Graff von Calenberg, Herzog Friedrich zo Sachsen-Weissenfelz, Cammer-Herr und Cammer Rath Freyherr von Reisewiz and Cammer-Herr Bose. 21. Two tritons on horseback. (Played by Herr Oberste Beust and Herr Obrist-Lieutenant Spiegel.) 22. Neptune and Amphitrite on a float, pulled by three sirens and three nymphs. (Played by Der Kaiserliche Afgesandte Herr Graf von Harrach and Fraulein von Birckholzin.) 23. Oceanus and Portunus on the same float. (Played by Herr Cammer-Herr und Stallmeister von Thielau and Herr Camer-Herr und Creiss-Haubtmann Dizthumb.) ( A copy of the original description in German is included. From: 'Heidnischer Gotter und Gottinnen prachtiger Auffzug, anno 1695. gehalten in Dresden.', by Martin Klotzel, published in Dresden by Martin Riedel in 1696. A second ed. was published in Augsburg by Jeremias Wolff in 1718. This work contains 20 plates depicting the floats, decorations and masquerades in this processsion held on February 7th 1695 in Dresden for the Emperor Friederich August / Augustus II 'The Strong' (1670-1733). In this procession 'August the Strong' rides on horseback as Mercury in the first of 11 groups/floats and is followed by the pantheon of antiquity: Juno, Saturnus, Mars, Neptune, Bacchus, Ceres, Apollo, Athena, Pan, Vulkan, Venus, Diana etc. This famous procession was the first held at the Dresden court. This print originates from the first ed. Very rare! Ref: Berlin 2865 Etching / engraving on handlaid (verge type with chainlines) paper. Watermark: We found several watermarks in the sheets originating from thr originating work: Fragments of large lettering, a Rampant Lion in double circle, Unicorn with countermark (not visible on every sheet; German paper, probably from the Augsburg-Nurnberg region). Made by 'Martin Klotzel' after own design. Martin Klotzel (d.1699) was a German painter and theatre designer. Very good, given age. Original folds from binding. Printed from 2 plates on 2 sheets of paper attached. Paper edges with some chipping. Rear with minimal thin paper spot. Small hole, backed. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 72.5 x 26 cm. The image size is ca. 68.5 x 22 cm. The overall size is ca. 28.5 x 10.2 inch. The image size is ca. 27 x 8.7 inch. Storage location: Overasselt
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