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Entry of Henri II and Catherine de' Medici into Lyons. (Lyons: September, 1548)
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La magnificence de la superbe et triumphante entree de la noble [et] antique cité de Lyon faicte au treschrestien roy de France Henry deuxiesme de ce nom, et à la royne Catherine son espouse ... (Lyons, 1549)
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  Printers_device
Title_page
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  Privilege Granting Guillaume Rouillé the right to print both the French text and an Italian translation.
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  Section "L'entree du roy"
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  Procession_by_water The King enters the city by gondola.
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  Procession
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  Combat A "combat a l'antique" performed by twelve gladiators.
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  The captain of the foot soldiers, Claude Raveyrie.
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  The captain of the cavalry, Jacques Doillon, sieur de Servieres.
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  Obelisk Four lions holding an obelisk showing the arms of the King and the city.
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  Theatrical_Performance Interlude representing Diana and her nymphs hunting, ending with the presentation of a lion to the King.
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  Triumphal_Arch The arch at the gate of Pierre-Scize. The figures of Fidelity and Obedience.
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  The arch at the gate of Pierre-Scize.
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  Triumphal_Arch The arch at Bourgneuf Bellona, Minerva, Venus, Mars, Romulus and Remus.
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  Illustration The arch at Bourgneuf
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  Column The column, described as a trophy, was built at the Griffon. Time, Fame, Virtue and Immortality.
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  The trophy, or column, at the Griffon.
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  Fountain Described as the double arch of Saint Paul, this is more properly a fountain or grotto.
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  The double arch of the gate of Saint Paul.
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  Triumphal_Arch Honour and Virtue
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  The Arch of the Temple of Honour and Virtue.
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  Machine Neptune strikes a rock from which a mechanical horse emerges.
Perspective The perspective was situated at the place du Change. City of Troy
Theatrical_Performance Performed against the backdrop of the perspective of Troy (or perhaps Athens), this playlet dramatises the dispute between Pallas and Neptune for the patronage of Athens.
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  Illustration The perspective at the place du Change.
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  Statue Situated on the grand rue Saint-Jean. "Occasio" or Fortune
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  Statue of Fortune
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  Column Situated at Saint-Jean. Victory
Triumphal_Arch . Religion, Hope and Faith
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  The victory column at Saint-Jean, within the cathedral precinct.
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  Portal The doorway of the archbishop's palace. The Rhone and the Saone welcoming the King.
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  The doorway of the archbishop's palace.
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  Procession
Section "L'entree de la royne"
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  Banquet Given by the Cardinal of Ferrara, Ippolito d'Este, on his estate at Rontalon.
Joust
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  Theatre
Theatrical_Performance By a Florentine troupe. A more detailed description of this performance is given in the Italian translation.
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  Naumachia
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  The red, white and blue galley.
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  The white and green galley.
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  The bucentaur.
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  Fireworks
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Festival details

Festival:
Entry of Henri II and Catherine de' Medici into Lyons.

Date:
September, 1548

City:
Lyons

Participants:
Henri II (Henri d'Orleans) (1519-1559), King of France
Catherine (Caterina) de' Medici (1519-1589), Queen and Queen Regent of France, m. Henri II, King of France

Dynasty:
Valois

Performers/artisans:
Scève, Maurice (Humanist)
Du Choul, Guillaume (Humanist)
Aneau, Barthélémy (Humanist)
Rohan, Jehan de (Joiner)
Romans, Jehan de (Joiner)
Salomon, Bernard (Painter)
Genyn, Estienne (Carpenter)
Book details

Title:
La magnificence de la superbe et triumphante entree de la noble [et] antique cité de Lyon faicte au treschrestien roy de France Henry deuxiesme de ce nom, et à la royne Catherine son espouse ...

Names:
Rouillé, Guillaume (Printer)
Scève, Maurice (Author)
Salomon, Bernard (Engraver)

Published:
Lyons, 1549

Shelfmark:
811.g.33

Format:
[88] pp. 4º Fifteen woodcuts by Bernard Salomon

References:
Watanabe No. 1595

Notes:
The 1549 Italian translation of this book, La magnifica et triumphale entrata del christianiss[imo] re di Francia (Lyons, 1549), contains an additional section describing a play performed by the Florentine residents of Lyons. This section is reprinted in Richard Cooper's edition of texts describing the entry (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies: Tempe, Arizona, 1997). Fol. D2 and D3 are misbound.

Binding:
Contemporary vellum
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