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Viage de la Catholica Real Magestad del Rei D. Filipe III N. S. al Reino de Portugal i relacion del solene recebimiento que en el se le hizo.

Joao Batista LAVANHA (Author)

Juan SCHORQUEN (Engraver)

Thomas Junti (Printer)

Origin: Madrid, XVII c.
Biblioteca Nacional de España.

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Facsimile. Old Books. Collection of Incunabula and Old Books.

24,2 x 34,6 cm.
82+4 crd.
164+8 crd
13th December 2007.
Parchment on wooden board.
Presentation dust jacket cloth lined with gold engraved leather spine containing facsimile.
Numbered by notary and signed by the printer-publisher.
Specially made laid paper.
Optional: Study in Spanish: author yet to be determined. Included in
Bibliofilia Antigua XIII.
It contains three foldable parts. Engravings of Historic Portuguese buildings.

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The retelling of this journey is the most famous work of Royal chronister Joao Baptista Lavanha. The reason was the king Felipe III's visit to Portugal, in 1619, by his own initiative and against the will of the State Council and of Castille council, accompanied by the Prince of Asturias (future Philippe IV).

This work is again an example of the usual visiting lists from Kings or important people to cities, an ideal occasion for all kinds of baroque brilliant displays. Those are shown on beautiful prints. The chronister offers, thus, a short geographic and historic introduction of those visited places, offering details about the Arch de Triomphe and other ephemeral architectural works built for receiving illustrious visitors. The reception of Lisbon is highlighted where 14 Arch de triomphe were built, being on this occasion, a more detailed description, as that was the author's country of birth.

The text is complemented by an exceptional set of engravings made by Juan Schorquen, a Flemish engraver, who worked from 1618 to 1630 in Madrid, where thousand details concerning the Archs de Triomphe can be enjoyed. We must stress the amazing frontispiece.

This work was part of the great exhibition "Les Rois Bibliophiles" (The bibliophile Kings), which took part in the Bibliothéque Royal Albert I in Brussels and in the Biblioteca Nacional de España when Europalia took place in 1985.


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AC History of art / art & design styles
ACN History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600
ACND Renaissance art
AFF Drawing & drawings
AFH Prints & printmaking
AFJ Other graphic art forms
AFT Decorative arts
AMX History of architecture
DNF Literary essays
DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
HBJD European history
HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
HBTP Historical geography
WCS Antiques & collectables: books, manuscripts, ephemera & printed matter
WTL Travel writing

1D Europe
1DDB Belgium
1DSE Spain
1DSEM Madrid, Autonomous Community
1DSP Portugal
2ADS Spanish
3JB c 1500 to c 1600