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Entry of Ferdinand, Infante of Spain, into Antwerp. (Antwerp: 15th May, 1635)
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Pompa introitus honori Ferdinandi Austriaci Hispaniarum Infantis S. R. E. Card. Belgarum et Burgundionum gubernatoris, etc. A S. P. Q. Antwerp. Decreta et adornata; cum mox a nobillisima ad Norlingam parta Victoria, Antwerpiam auspicatissimo aduentu suo bearet, XV. Kal. Maii... Arcus, pegmata, iconesq; a Pet Paulo Rubenio, Equite, inuentas & delineatas inscriptionibus & elogiis ornabat, libroq; commentario illustrabat Casperius Gevartius I. C. & Archigrammateus Antuerpianus. Accesit Laurea Calloana, eodem auctore descripta. (Antwerp, 1641)
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  Title_page
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  Engraved_tp Medallion portrait of Philip IV, Sun and Moon drawn in chariots, triumphal arch decorated with figures of Peace and Victory etc.
Title_page
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  Dedication To Ferdinand, Infante of Spain, from the author Gevaerts.
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  Preface To the reader.
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  Section 'Tabulae Praeliminaris, sive Frontispicii brevis explicatio'.
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  Portrait Equestrian portrait of Ferdinand.
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  Section 'De Serenissimi Principis Ferdinandi Austriaci, Hispaniarum Infantis, etc. in Belgium profectione succincta narratio'.
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  Section 'Progressus Serenissimi Principis ex arce in urbem'. The narrative of the entry proper begins.
List Of participants.
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  Illustration Caesarean gate.
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  Section 'Porta Caesarea'.
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  Illustration Shows the cavalcade passing through the gate, crowds and a triumphal chariot.
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  Section 'Laurea Serenissimo Principi oblata'.
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  Illustration The 'Adventus Serenissimo Principis Gratulatio', with sculptures of Laetitia Publica and Genius Urbis Antverp. and three large paintings.
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  Illustration Detail of the scaffold - the central panel showing Ferdinand.
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  Section 'Adventus Serenissimi Principis Gratulatio'. Text describing the scaffold erected with paintings, sculptures and inscriptions, illustrated on the previous two pages.
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  Illustration Another detail, this time the left hand panel with the figure of Neptune, ships, tritons and nymphs.
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  Illustration Detail of the Gratulatio, the right hand panel depicting Ferdinand meeting Ferdinand III, King of Hungary and Bohemia at Norlingam
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  Illustration Facade of the Portuguese arch. Portrait of Ferdinand and Philip IV.
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  Section 'Arcus Lusitanici par prior'.
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  Section 'Arcus Lusitanici pars posterior'.
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  Illustration Of the city of Antwerp with the procession entering in the foreground, major churches and a windmill.
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  Illustration Rear view of the Portuguese triumphal arch. Figures of Spes and Securitas, portrait of Ferndinand again, and two Portuguese monarchs Alfonso I and Joao I.
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  Illustration Facade of the triumphal arch of the Philips (I-IV). Also appearing on the arch are Maximilian, Jupiter and Juno etc.
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  Section 'Arcus Philippei pars anterior'.
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  Illustration Of Emperor Maximilian meeting his wife Maria. Cybele, and figures of Charles the Bold and Frederick IV.
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  Illustration Rear view of the Philippic arch.
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  Illustration Another detail from the Philippic arch.
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  Section 'Arcus Philippei facies posterior'.
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  Illustration 'Porticus Caesareo Austriaca'. Numerous sculptures of gods and godesses: Jupiter, Diana, Venus, Mercury etc. etc. The edifice is topped by an obelisk, imperial eagles and pillars of Hercules.
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  Section 'Porticus Caseareo-Austriaca'.
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  Illustration A detail of the portico, with some of Ferndinand'ss illustrious Habsburg forebears, whose legends are then transcribed.
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  Section On Rudolph I, King of Germany, Count of Habsburg and Kiburg?, Landgrave of Alsace.
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  Section On Albert I, King of Germany, Archduke of Austria and Duke Styrgia.
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  Section On Frederick III, King of Germany, Archduke of Austria etc.
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  Section On Albert II, King of Germany etc.
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  Section On Frederick IV, King of Germany, Hungary, Dalmatia and Croatia etc.
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  Section On Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.
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  Illustration Another detail from the portico with figures of Charles V, Ferdinand I etc.
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  Section On Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
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  Section On Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor after his brother Charles.
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  Section On Rudolph II.
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  Section On Mathias I.
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  Section On Ferdinand II.
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  Floor_plan Scale drawing of the portico from a bird's eye view.
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  Illustration 'Apotheosis D. Isabellae Clarae Eugeniae'.
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  Illustration Detail. Central panel on the edifice dedicated to Isabella Clara Eugenia
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  Illustration 'Arcus Ferdinandi pars anterior'.
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  Illustration Of Ferdinand directing the battle at Norlingam.
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  Section 'Arcus Ferdinandini par alterior, in qua Victoria Norlingana'.
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  Section 'Arcus Ferdinandini par posterior, in qua triumphus Victoriae Norlinganae'.
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  Illustration Rear view of the arch commemorating the victory at Norlingam.
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  Illustration Of Ferndinand in a triumphal chariot, detail of the central panel on the arch.
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  Illustration Of Janus. Allegorical figures of Peace, Tranquility, Abundance etc.
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  Illustration Detail of the central panel showing the Fury Caecus, Discord, Tisiphon etc.
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  Section 'Templum Iani'.
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  Family_tree Of the Austrias.
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  Section 'Arbor Genealogiae Austriacae'.
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  Illustration
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  Illustration 'Mercurius Abituriens'.
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  Illustration Detail of the central panel.
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  Section 'Mercurius Abituriens'.
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  Illustration 'Arcus Monetalis pars anterior'. Topped by a tree with lions, the sun and moon and pillars of Hercules.
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  Section 'Arcus Monetalis pars prior'.
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  Illustration 'Arcus Monetalis pars posterior'.
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  Section 'Arcus Monetalis pars posterior'.
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  Illustration 'Arcus Ad D. Michaelis pars prior. Hercules Prodicius'.
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  Illustration Central panel detail, showing Hercules.
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  Section 'Arcus ad D. Michaelis pars prior. Hercules Prodicius'.
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  Section 'Arcus ad D. Michaelis pars posterior. Bellerophon'.
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  Illustration 'Arcus ad D. Michaelis pars posterior. Bellerophon'.
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  Illustration Detail showing the slaying of the lion (Chimaera).
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  Section 'Spectacula mobilia passim per urbem disposita'.
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  Illustration Showing the Cathedral church in the foreground.
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  Section 'Festorum ignium hilaria'.
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  Map Exquisite view of the city of Antwerp, with places of the parts of the entry given in a key.
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  Section 'Laurea calloana: ad pompam introitus serenissimi Principis Ferdinandi Austriaci Hispaniarum Infantis etc. in urbem Antverpiam, appendix'.
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  Illustration The Laurea calloana.
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  Section 'Laureae calloanae diarium historicum'.
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  Section 'Descriptionis pompae introitus... in urbem Antverpiam synopsis'.
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  Index 'rerum memorabilium et observationem, quae in hoc opere continentur'.
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  Section 'Tabularum series'.
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  Section 'Omissa quaedam suis locis intereserenda'.
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  Epigram To Ferndinand and then the reader.
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  Privilege And licence.
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Festival details

Festival:
Entry of Ferdinand, Infante of Spain, into Antwerp.

Date:
15th May, 1635

City:
Antwerp

Participants:
Ferdinand (Fernando) (1609-1641), Infante of Spain, Cardinal, Archbishop of Toledo, Governor General of the Spanish Netherlands

Dynasty:
Habsburg

Performers/artisans:
Rubens, Pieter Paul. (Artist)
Book details

Title:
Pompa introitus honori Ferdinandi Austriaci Hispaniarum Infantis S. R. E. Card. Belgarum et Burgundionum gubernatoris, etc. A S. P. Q. Antwerp. Decreta et adornata; cum mox a nobillisima ad Norlingam parta Victoria, Antwerpiam auspicatissimo aduentu suo bearet, XV. Kal. Maii... Arcus, pegmata, iconesq; a Pet Paulo Rubenio, Equite, inuentas & delineatas inscriptionibus & elogiis ornabat, libroq; commentario illustrabat Casperius Gevartius I. C. & Archigrammateus Antuerpianus. Accesit Laurea Calloana, eodem auctore descripta.

Names:
Meursius, Joannes. (Printer)
Gevaerts, Jean Gaspard (1593-1666) (Author)
Tulden, Theod. A (Engraver)
Rubens, Pieter Paul (Artist)

Published:
Antwerp, 1641

Shelfmark:
136.g.9

Format:
[12], 202 pp. Folio. 40 engraved plates, designed by Rubens.

References:
There is a 1971 English edition published by B. Blom in New York, as well as a monograph by John Rupert Martin, 'Decorations to the Pompa Introitus Ferdinandi' (1972). Watanabe No. 2690

Notes:
The so-called Rubens triumph is a veritable work of art.

Provenance:
Book sticker on verso of engraved title page, royal arms, George III.
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