From the library of Pope Gregory XVI

(Vervloet, J[oannes Josephus]). Cavalcade religieuse à l'occasion du Jubilé de 850 ans. Célébré avec grande pompe en l'honneur de Notre Dame d'Hanswijck à Malines.

Malines, P. J. Hanicq, 1838.

Oblong 4to (290 x 156 mm). With lithographed double-page title (in French and Dutch) and 20 lithographed plates (3 folded). Contemporary giltstamped cloth with the giltstamped arms of Pope Gregory XVI on both covers. All edges gilt.


Illustrations for the cavalcade celebrating the 850th anniversary of the arrival of a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary on a boat in Hanswijk. The statue was transferred to Mechelen in 1273 and became the protector of the city, housed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Hanswijk. From 1738 onwards a grand procession was staged every twenty-five years. The illustrations show soldiers and women on horseback, floats including the kingdom of the saints and the famous giant figures.

Lithographed by Jos. Coomans after drawings by J. J. Vervloet (1790-1869, cf. Thieme/Becker XXXIV, 306). Slight browning and brownstaining; some loss to spine cover, otherwise in good condition.


Lipperheide Sl 22. OCLC 78418091.

Art.-Nr.: BN#33963 Schlagwörter: , , ,