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Entry of Ernst, Archduke of Austria, into Antwerp. (Antwerp: 14th June, 1594)
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Descriptio publicae gratulationis, spectaculorum et ludorum, in adventu Sereniss[imi] Principis Ernesti Archiducis Austriae, Ducis Burgundiae, Comitis Habsp[urgi] aurei vellleris equitis, Belgicis provinciiis a regia Ma[gesta]te Cathol[ici] praefecti, An[no] M.D.XCIII. XVIII. Kal[endris] Iulias, aliisque diebus Antwerpiae editorum. Cui est praefixa, De Belgii Principatu a Romano in ea Prouincia Imperio ad nostra usq[ue] tempora breuis narratio. (Antwerp, 1595)
  Page 001  
  Engraved_tp Latin tags, emblems, printer's device, etc.
Title_page
  Page 003  
  Dedication To Albert, Archbishop of Toledo.
Section 'De Belgii principatu, a Romano in ea provincia imperio, as nostra usque tempora brevis narratio'. The text is prefaced with a history of the Low Countries. The main text of the entry begins on p. 49. Cf. below.
  Page 016  
  Section 'Lotharingiae et Brabantiae Ducatus'.
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  Section 'Limburgi Ducatus'.
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  Section 'Lucemburgi Ducatus'.
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  Section 'Geldriae Ducatus, et Zutphaniae Comitatus'.
  Page 023  
  Section 'Flandriae Comitatus'.
  Page 024  
  Section 'Artesiae Comitatus'.
  Page 025  
  Section 'Hannoniae Comitatus'.
  Page 027  
  Section 'Hollandiae Zelandiaeque Comitatus, et Frisiae Dominium'.
  Page 029  
  Section 'Namurci Comitatus'.
  Page 031  
  Section 'Marchionatus S. Imperii'.
  Page 032  
  Section 'Machliniae Dominium'.
  Page 034  
  Section 'Vltraiecti, Transiselanae, Groningae, Dominia'.
  Page 049  
  Section 'Descriptio publicae gratulationis, spectaculorum, et ludorum, in adventu Serenissimi Principis Ernesti...'. The beginning of the text of the Entry.
  Page 052  
  Illustration View of the procession making its way through the countryside towards Antwerp.
  Page 054  
  Gate The so-called Caesarean gate to the city. Charles V.
  Page 057  
  Illustration Caesarean gate described over previous pages.
  Page 058  
  Chariot Figures of Obedience and Religion.
Section 'Descriptio currus triumphalis publici'.
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  Illustration
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  Section 'Descriptio arcus sive portae triumphalis Hispaniorum'.
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  Illustration There are three illustrations of the arch, this is of the front facade.
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  Section 'Schema adversae faciei portae Hispaniorum'.
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  Illustration The opposite side of the Spanish arch.
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  Section 'Schema tertiae frontis portae Hispaniorum'.
  Page 065  
  Illustration The third side of the Spanish arch.
  Page 066  
  Section 'Pegma publicum ad triangulum'.
  Page 068  
  Illustration Structure for ornament. Figures of Agriculture, the Zodiac and seasons.
  Page 069  
  Section 'Descriptio arcus triumphalis Lusitanorum'.
  Page 072  
  Illustration Mauritania. Ethiopia. India. Philip II.
  Page 073  
  Section 'Schematis posterioris in Lusitanorum arcu descriptio'.
  Page 075  
  Illustration Rivers Tagus, Plata, Ganges and Hydaspes. The back face of the Portuguese triumphal arch.
  Page 076  
  Section 'Descriptio theatri pacis Austriacae in ponte Marino, publico sumptu positi'.
  Page 077  
  Illustration Exterior of the Theatre of Peace.
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  Section 'Descriptio personarum theatri pacis'.
  Page 079  
  Music Musical score with lyrics.
  Page 083  
  Illustration Interior of the theatre with various figures shown, entitled 'Dramata Theatri Pacis'.
  Page 084  
  Section 'Descriptio arcus triumphali Genuensium'
  Page 086  
  Illustration Roman Emperor Maximilian I and II, Henry V and Charles V.
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  Section 'Schema frontis posterioris in arcu Genuensium'.
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  Illustration Other facade of the Genoan arch.
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  Section 'Pegma publica in via quae longa novaque appellatur ex structum'.
  Page 090  
  Illustration Another 'pegma' with sculptures and allegorical figures.
  Page 091  
  Section 'Descriptio arcus nationis Mediolanensis'.
  Page 092  
  Illustration Front of the Milanese arch.
  Page 093  
  Section 'Schema alterius faciei in arcu Mediolanensium'.
  Page 094  
  Illustration Of the opposite facade of the Milanese arch.
  Page 095  
  Section 'Portae triumphalis Florentinorum descriptio'.
  Page 097  
  Illustration The Florentine arch.
  Page 098  
  Section 'Posterioris faciei in porta Florentina designatio'.
  Page 099  
  Illustration Opposite face of the Florentine arch.
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  Section 'Sequitur descriptio operis Lucensium'.
  Page 101  
  Illustration Topped by obelisks, not properly an arch, this structure is in the Corinthian style, belonging to the people of Lucca.
  Page 102  
  Section 'Descriptio operis materiati ad ingressum viae vacariae positi'.
  Page 103  
  Illustration Phoebus, portraits of Philiip and the Archduke, topped by an Imperial eagle.
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  Section 'Schema gigantis Antigoni, quem druonem alii vocant'.
  Page 105  
  Illustration Of the giant Antigonus.
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  Section 'Pegmatis publici in foro positi designatio'.
  Page 107  
  Illustration Structure adorned with numerous human figures, Moneta, Politea, Annona. Angels. Dove. Obelisks.
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  Section 'Schema elephanti'.
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  Illustration Elephant supporting a column.
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  Section 'Arcus publicus ad forum Linarium'.
  Page 111  
  Illustration Pelicans. Lions. Torches.
  Page 112  
  Section 'Schema adversae partis arcus publici'.
  Page 113  
  Illustration Opposite face of the triumphal arch.
  Page 114  
  Section 'Pegmatis in ponte D. Ioannis descriptio'.
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  Illustration Another scaffold, with nereids, tritons, mermen etc.
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  Section 'Schema navis velificantis'.
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  Illustration With a turtle and fish.
  Page 118  
  Section 'Schema belluae marinae'.
  Page 119  
  Illustration Of a whale and various sea monsters.
  Page 120  
  Section 'Schema porticus temporariae Fuggerorum'.
  Page 121  
  Illustration Built by the Fuggers.
  Page 122  
  Section 'XII. Caesarum designatio'.
  Page 123  
  Portrait Decorated with twelve portraits of Caesars.
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  Section 'Trophaea'.
  Page 125  
  Illustration On which are mounted antique arms - as military trophies.
  Page 127  
  Fireworks
Section 'Ignes triumphales
  Page 128  
  Illustration Fascinating scene in a central square in Antwerp, thronged with figures, apparati etc.
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  Horse_ballet
Section 'Ludi equestres apparatissimi'.
  Page 135  
  Illustration This double-page illustration has a wealth of detail concerning the games.
  Page 136  
  Preface To the reader before a Latin poem in praise of Ernst.
  Page 137  
  Poem 'Panegyricus in Serenissimi Principis Ernesti, Austriae Archiducs...'.
  Page 161  
  Speech 'Oratio in obitum Serenissimi Principis Ernesti...
  Page 169  
  Privilege Approbation etc.
Colophon 'Antverpiae, ex officina Plantiniana, apud viduam et Ioannem Moretum. M. D. XCV.
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  Printers_device
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Festival details

Festival:
Entry of Ernst, Archduke of Austria, into Antwerp.

Date:
14th June, 1594

City:
Antwerp

Participants:
Ernst (1553-1595), Archduke of Austria, Governor General of the Spanish Netherlands
Book details

Title:
Descriptio publicae gratulationis, spectaculorum et ludorum, in adventu Sereniss[imi] Principis Ernesti Archiducis Austriae, Ducis Burgundiae, Comitis Habsp[urgi] aurei vellleris equitis, Belgicis provinciiis a regia Ma[gesta]te Cathol[ici] praefecti, An[no] M.D.XCIII. XVIII. Kal[endris] Iulias, aliisque diebus Antwerpiae editorum. Cui est praefixa, De Belgii Principatu a Romano in ea Prouincia Imperio ad nostra usq[ue] tempora breuis narratio.

Names:
Moretus, Johannes (Printer)
Plantin, widow of (Printer)
Boch, Jean (1555-1609) [Bochius, Joannes] (Author)
Borcht, Pieter van der (1545-1608) (Engraver)

Published:
Antwerp, 1595

Shelfmark:
808.m.3

Dedicated to:
Albert, Archduke of Austria, Archbishop of Toledo,

Format:
174 pp. Folio. 33 single and double-page engravings.

References:
Watanabe No. 2687

Notes:
There is a modern edition: Hans Mielke (intro.), 'The ceremonial entry of Ernst, archduke of Austria, into Antwerp, June 14, 1594' (New York: B. Blom, 1970). The printing seems to have been carried out by the widow of Plantin and Johannes Moretus.
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