Paris, P.-G. Lemercier, 1740. 1 volume large folio (62.5 x 47 cm).
Full red morocco of the time, large golden nets framing the dishes struck at the Paris Arms.
Richly decorated back. An old tear restored in the upper margin and the beginning of the print No. 1, 1 freckle on the boards 8, the text and the engravings are in an excellent state of preservation.
22 plates of engraved text.
Illustration: 13 Blondel, Gabriel, Salley and Servandoni plates etched by Blondel, 5 full page and 8 double page.
Louise-Elisabeth de France (1727-1759) married, by proxy, on August 26, 1739, Philippe de Bourbon, second son of Philip V of Spain. Among the most beautiful engravings is the general Veuces of the decorations,
illuminations and fireworks of the feste given by the city of Paris on the Seine river.
Indeed, the festivities of the wedding took place partly on the artificial island built by the Italian architect Servandoni between Pont Royal and Pont Neuf, in front of the Louvre.
The arrival of sixty illuminated boats gave the signal of the fireworks, the fight of sea monsters charged with horns, torrent of fires, fires of water and a "cradle of stars" ...
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