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Entry of Charles V into Bruges. (Bruges: 1515)
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La tryumphante et solemnelle entree faicte sur le nouuel et ioyeux aduenement de treshault trespuissant et tresexcellent prince monsieur Charles prince des Hespaignes archiduc daustrice duc de Bourgongne conte de Flandres. [etc] En sa ville de Bruges ... . ([Paris], [1515])
  Page 001  
  Printers_device Motto in French, two winged stags bear up a coat of arms with three Tudor(?) roses and a crescent moon. On top the figure of Saint Michael.
Title_page Decorative capital with portrait.
  Page 003  
  Portrait Of Charles in state?
Dedication To Charles, not signed.
  Page 006  
  Illustration Scholars reading in a study with dog.
Preface
  Page 009  
  Procession Representing Charles on horseback during the entry.
  Page 010  
  List Section Main body of the text. Opens with a list of participants.
  Page 012  
  Procession Order of, described.
  Page 013  
  Gate Hung with white banners.
Poem In Latin, but translated, in praise of Charles.
  Page 015  
  Illustration Pageant with wildman and wildwomen, and the founders of Bruges, Lideric and Ganymedes, his son, etc. Description is found overleaf.
  Page 016  
  Pageant The founding fathers of Bruges.
Music Trumpets and clarions.
  Page 017  
  Illustration Reliquary of the patron Saint of Bruges Saint Donas. Part of the pageant described overleaf.
  Page 018  
  Pageant Within the Church are two tableau vivant; one of Saint Donas and the other of King David.
  Page 019  
  Illustration Described on the previous page.
  Page 020  
  Gate Prepared for the nobility to pass into the church, with noble patrons and prophets.
Church
Painting A series of paintings decorating a church, with figures of Hercules Victorious, the Sybill, and then many fair ladies.
Music Diverse instruments.
  Page 021  
  Illustration Again of the entry, presumably the cloisters described on the previous page as decorated like a four story house with numerous torches. Above trumpeters celebrate the prince's arrival.
  Page 022  
  Bridge Description of the Pont du Moulin.
Pageant Again with the figure of Our Lady, at the Merchant's Hall, apparently on the bridge itself. Figure of Sir Demure.
  Page 023  
  Illustration Of the pageant described on the opposite page, the bridge with mermaids and mermen below, sheep and cows grazing and Our Lady in the Merchant's Hall below.
  Page 024  
  Pageant Two mountains with the figure of Hester. Illustrated on the previous page.
  Page 025  
  Illustration Castle, with trumpeters on the battlements and below two scenes, a lion separating them. Description of the pageant overleaf.
  Page 026  
  Column Two columns flanking a stage-set castle.
Fountain Of wine flowing into a gold cup from a beautiful woman to Louis de Male, an important historical figure for Bruges, it seems.
Tapestry A rich merchants house is adorned with cloth of gold, rich tapestries etc.
Entrance to the Rue St Jehan
  Page 027  
  Illustration A chalice with various scenes, the angel Michael, two logs with a crown, etc.
  Page 028  
  Painting On the "la loge des bourgeois". St George.
Painting In the "rue des espagnols". Representations of Charles' brothers and sisters, with their blasons.Triumph of nations
Pageant Philip the Bold, Jehan of Dijon and Romulus. Important patrons of the city. The tableaux show Philip dividing the city into six parts.
Tableau_vivant The triumph of nations.
  Page 029  
  Illustration Tower from which emerge soldier and next to which are artillery.
  Page 031  
  Illustration Tabernacle
  Page 033  
  Illustration Imperial arms on some temporary structure.
  Page 035  
  Illustration Equestrian portrait of Charles.
  Page 036  
  Gate Inscription praising Charles and his ancestors. Alexander the Great
  Page 037  
  Illustration Gate with a portrait of the Emperor in state, surrounded by the Electors.
  Page 038  
  Illustration Triumphal arch in the form of a castle.
  Page 040  
  Illustration Ship
  Page 041  
  Naumachia Combat involving boats, not entirely clear whether it takes place on water or not.
  Page 042  
  Illustration At bridge of the Augustinians, a castle with represention of Charles as Spanish prince.
  Page 044  
  Illustration Of the arch and foutain described facing.
  Page 046  
  Illustration Three arches constructed at the front of a house.
  Page 049  
  Illustration Pageant with wildmen and animals in a pleasure garden.
  Page 050  
  Garden Wildmen and animals.
  Page 051  
  Illustration Triumphal arch representing the city of Jerusalem, three angels present victory to the kneeling prince. This was the part of the festival prepared by the Spanish.
  Page 052  
  Triumphal_Arch Illustrated on the previous page. Jerusalem. Gideon.
Music Singing angel.
  Page 053  
  Illustration Triumphal arch and part of the festival in the Bourse, prepared by the Italians, Geneoans, Florentines and Luccans.
  Page 054  
  Triumphal_Arch Two arches one is antique. Bellerophon and Cadmus fighting a mythological beast.
  Page 055  
  Illustration Gallery with Solomon enthroned, surrounded by counsellors and ladies.
  Page 057  
  Illustration Fountain
  Page 058  
  Fountain From which wine flows, with inscription.
  Page 059  
  Illustration Triumphal Arch. Described overleaf
  Page 060  
  Triumphal_Arch Pallas and the Gorgon. Hercules and a Golden Apple. Ulysses with the harness of Achilles. Alexander the Great.
  Page 061  
  Statue Crane sculpture from which wine spurts out of the beak.
Illustration Crane.
  Page 062  
  Illustration Bridge with an arch in the middle. Description on the facing page.
  Page 063  
  Bridge With an arch in the middle.
Triumphal_Arch Jupiter. Nine Muses and three Graces.
  Page 064  
  Triumphal_Arch Continuation of the description from the previous page. Representations of Charles' ancestors. Philip the Good, Charles the Bold. Allegorical figures of merchandise and negotiation.
  Page 065  
  Illustration Two tabernacles with what look like camels, a female figure enthroned and two allegorical figures before the throne: merchandise and trade.
  Page 066  
  Tabernacle Allegorical figure of Bruges.
  Page 067  
  Illustration Philip the Good, armed. A prophet. Satyr.
  Page 068  
  Painting Philip the Good, armed. A prophet. Satyr.
  Page 071  
  Illustration Tabernacle with another allegorical scene with female figure of Bruges. On the other side a pastoral scene with the figure of merchandise surrounded by animals.
  Page 072  
  Tabernacle Tabernacle with another allegorical scene with female figure of Bruges. On the other side a pastoral scene with the figure of merchandise surrounded by animals.
Gallery
  Page 074  
  Illustration Gallery with two openings. Two prophets and what looks like some kind of wheel of fortune.
  Page 075  
  Gallery Illustrated facing. Gallery with two openings. Two prophets and what looks like some kind of wheel of fortune.
  Page 076  
  Painting The prophet Neemye supplicating the king Artaxerxes of Persia.
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Festival details

Festival:
Entry of Charles V into Bruges.

Date:
1515

City:
Bruges

Participants:
Charles V (1500-1558), King of Spain (Carlos I), Holy Roman Emperor

Dynasty:
Habsburg

Notes:
A classic entry, which mediates between the urban patriciate, local nobility and the sovereign. Woodcuts are fantastic not least for their early date. The entry is about the civic history of Bruges and its claim to special status and consideration.
Book details

Title:
La tryumphante et solemnelle entree faicte sur le nouuel et ioyeux aduenement de treshault trespuissant et tresexcellent prince monsieur Charles prince des Hespaignes archiduc daustrice duc de Bourgongne conte de Flandres. [etc] En sa ville de Bruges ... .

Names:
Du Puys, Remy (Author)
Gourmont, Gillles de (Printer)

Published:
[Paris], [1515]

Shelfmark:
C.44.g.11

Format:
[78] pp. Folio 32 woodcuts.

References:
There is a modern edition of this text, edited by Sydney Anglo. Watanabe No. 2700

Binding:
Brown morocco, gilt.

Provenance:
Two book stickers on the inside front cover: the first "N: Heijlbrouck Graueur de sa Majeste"; the second "H. Catenacci. Inv. Del.".
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