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Esequie Fatte In Venetia Dalla Natione Fiorentina Al Serenissimo D. Cosimo II Quarto Gran Duca Di Toscana Il dì 25 di Maggio 1621

RA Collection: Book

Record number


Variant Title

Oratione Di Giulio Strozzi Recitata Da Lui In Venetia Nell'Esequie del Sereniss. D. Cosimo II.


In Venetia: Appresso il Ciotti, (M.DC.XXI.)

Physical Description

24 f. (incl. engr. t.pl. and engr. divisional t.-pl. [leaf 21]): [17] illus. (all full-page, printed on versos of letter-press text); 289 mm. (Folio.)


[T.pl., dedic.] - [Text with illustrations] - [Divisional t.pl. of the 'Orazione'] - [Text of the 'Orazione']; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

One plate (leaf 18 verso) is signed as drawn by C segrenio and engraved by Franco. Valeggio.

The printer is named more fully in the colophon: 'In Venetia, M.DC.XXI. Nella Stamperia di Gio: Battista Ciotti.'

The work is dedicated by Michel' Angelo Baglioni consolo, Pier Mannelli consigliere and Carlo di Aless. Strozzi consigliere to Ferdinando Secondo Gran Duca Quinto di Toscana.


Cosimo II's patronage is described in E. Goldberg, Patterns in late Medici art patronage (1985). On European pageantry see B. Holme, Princely feasts and festivals: five centuries (1988).

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1621,implied in the title-plate, is stated in the divisional title-plate and in the colophon. A title variant appears on the divisional title-plate: 'Oratione Di Giulio Strozzi Recitata Da Lui In Venetia Nell'Esequie del Sereniss. D. Cosimo II. Quarto G. Duca Di Toscana. Fatte dalla Natione Fiorentina il dì 25. di Maggio 1621. Stampata dal Ciotti. M.DC.XXI.'

The illustrations include a portrait of Cosimo II, details of the exequies (including an elaborate catafalque and altar decorations), and representations of activities of Cosimo II.

Binding Note

19th-century quarter calf, paper-covered boards; spine lettered 'Esequie Di Cosimo 2. Gran Duca Di Toscana. - Venetia. 1621.'

Name as Subject


Funerals - Ceremonies - Florentines - Italy - Venice - History - 17th century
Temporary structures - Catafalques - Italy - Venice - 17th century - Baroque
Rulers - Monarchs - Publicizing - Italy - Venice - 17th century
Orations, Italian - Funeral books - Italy - Venice - 17th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 17th century