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Entry into Brussels of Matthias, Archduke of Austria (later Matthias I, Holy Roman Emperor) and election of William, Prince of Orange, as Governor of Brabant. (Brussels: 1578)
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Sommare beschrijuinghe va[n]de triumphelijcke incomst vanden doorluchtighen ende hooghgheboren aeerts-hertoge Matthias: binnen die princelijcke stadt van Brussele: in t'iaer ons Heeren M.D.L.XXVIII. ... . (Antwerp, 1579)
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  Printers_device
Title_page
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  Poem By the author.
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  Coat_of_Arms Arms of Matthias, Archduke of Austria.
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  Dedication To Matthias I.
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  Section "Het is byden Romeynen een out ghebruyck gheweest ... ."
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  List Of the noblemen accompanying Matthias I.
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  Entry
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  Artillery
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  Tapestry Decorating the streets for the procession.
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  Triumphal_Arch Crests of Matthias I and the Prince of Orange.
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  Depicts Matthias riding beneath a triumphal arch hung with coats of arms.
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  The first of the illustrations of the twenty-four stages on which allegories were performed. This illustration shows Juno and the peacock.
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  Theatre The first of twenty-four theatres constructed along the route of the procession for the performance of dumb-shows or allegories in which the figures of virtues present gifts of great symbolic importance to Matthias.
Dumb_show Juno and the peacock.
Poem Explanatory verse printed within a cartouche.
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  Cybele presents a key to the city.
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  Reason holding a bridle.
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  Two maidens holding a sheet embroidered with pearls and precious stones.
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  Truth holding the mirror of knowledge and the books of law and justice.
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  Diligentia with two golden spurs.
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  Caritas with two children.
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  Constantia presenting armour.
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  Magnanimitas presenting armour.
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  Fides presenting armour.
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  Prudentia holding a plumed helmet and a serpent.
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  Justitia holding scales and a sword.
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  Hope holding an anchor.
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  Fortitudo holding a broken pillar and a lance.
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  Providentia with a mace.
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  Perfeverantia with a horse.
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  Temperantia presenting a cloak.
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  Bellona in the shape of Pallas in a suit of armour presenting riders and servants.
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  Liberalitas presenting a cornucopia of fruit and some coins.
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  Palmaris presenting a branch.
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  Fama playing a trumpet presents a trumpet as her gift.
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  Clementia gives Matthias her right hand.
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  Concordia presents her people to Matthias.
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  Glory, Majesty, Generosity, Magnificence and Modesty present Matthias with virtues.
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  Triumphal_Arch The arch seems to have contained six stages on which allegorical scenes from the life of Scipio were performed.
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  Wisdom, Scipio and Philosophy.
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  Senators and Scipio with a naked sword.
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  Senators, Scipio, Virtue, Wisdom and Avarice.
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  Hannibal and Scipio.
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  Scipio standing on Tyranny.
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  Scipio triumphant.
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  Music A song composed by young men.
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  Song
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  Triumphal_Arch Scenes from the triumphs of Marcus Curtius.
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  Oration A series of speeches in praise of Matthias.
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  Meeting Of the States General to elect the Prince of Orange as Govenor of Brabant.
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  Ceremony The Prince of Orange elected Governor of Brabant.
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  Oration Given by Matthias.
Speech Text of Matthias' speech.
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  Section "Hier naer volghen die articulen daer hier vore vermaen af is ghemaect ... ."
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  Banquet
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  Music Musical prologues to the play performed in Matthias' honour.
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  Theatrical_Performance Alexander, Hannibal and Scipio debating the sentencing of Minos.
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  Play
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  Poem Privilege Epitaph of Scipio.
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  Theatrical_Performance A second performance, of a dialogue between Annius and Lucius, that interrupts a musical performance.
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  Showpiece_confectionery Including naked figures and a lion on a pedestal with a banner in his paw.
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Festival details

Festival:
Entry into Brussels of Matthias, Archduke of Austria (later Matthias I, Holy Roman Emperor) and election of William, Prince of Orange, as Governor of Brabant.

Date:
1578

City:
Brussels

Participants:
Matthias I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1557-1619
William I, Prince of Orange, 1533-1584

Dynasty:
Habsburg

Notes:
The book gives the text of a dramatic entertainment presented at a banquet in Matthias's honour.
Book details

Title:
Sommare beschrijuinghe va[n]de triumphelijcke incomst vanden doorluchtighen ende hooghgheboren aeerts-hertoge Matthias: binnen die princelijcke stadt van Brussele: in t'iaer ons Heeren M.D.L.XXVIII. ... .

Names:
Houwaert, Jan Baptista (1533-1599) [Houwaert, Jean Baptiste] (Author)
Leest, Antoine van (c.1545-c.1592) (Engraver)
Vos, Maartin de (1532-1603) (Artist)
Plantin, Christophe (Printer)

Published:
Antwerp, 1579

Shelfmark:
9930.d.11

Dedicated to:
Matthias I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1557-1619

Format:
174 [i.e. 166], [2] pp. 4o 66 wood engravings by Antoine van Leest, possibly after Maartin de Vos.

References:
Watanabe No. 2705

Notes:
The book is mispaginated, as follows: 1-144, 149-155, [1 blank, unpaginated],161-174.
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