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Entry into Antwerp of Francois, duc d'Alencon et Anjou. (Antwerp: 1582)
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La ioyeuse [et] magnifique entrée de monseigneur Francoys, fils de France, et frere unicque du roy, par la grace de dieu, duc de Brabant, d'Anjou, Alencon, Berri, [et]c. en sa tres-renomée ville d'Anvers. (Antwerp, 1582)
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  Engraved_tp
Title_page
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  Preface
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  Royal_Meeting This section recounts the duc of 'Anjou's departure from England after his failure to win the hand of Queen Elizabeth.
Section "Le partement d'Angleterre de monseigneur le duc d'Anious, et sa reception en Zeelande."
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  Entry Into Antwerp.
Section "L'entree magnifique en la ville d'Anvers ... ."
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  The duc d'Anjou's arrival, by boat, at Antwerp, where he was greeted by a fusillade.
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  The duc d'Anjou and the lords of Brabant on the scaffold, or theatre, constructed for his investiture as Duke of Brabant.
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  Scaffold
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  Speech Delivered on behalf of Brabant by Sr de Hessels.
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  Investiture Of the duc d'Anjou as duc de Brabant.
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  Entry Into Antwerp.
List Of the order of the procession.
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  The entry into Antwerp.
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  Gate
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  Chariot The Chariot de l'Alliance which, too big to pass through the city's gates, waited for the procession inside the city walls.
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  The Chariot de l'Alliance.
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  Portrait The duc d'Anjou.
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  Samuel confronts Saul with his disobedience.
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  The confederation of David and Jonathan.
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  This extraordinary spectacle was decorated with the arms of Antwerp and Anjou.
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  Painting
Machine A castle with soldiers and artillery, constructed on the back of an elephant.
Exotic_animals An elephant bearing a castle on its back.
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  Painting
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  The figure of Antwerp, a young girl, portrayed as the guardian of civic virtues.
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  The arch at Cruystraete, built of white stone.
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  The Giant of Antwerp.
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  Triumphal_Arch
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  Machine A huge structure representing the Giant of Antwerp turns its head as the duc d'Anjou passes, dropping the arms of Spain and lifting up the arms of Anjou.
Machine A whale bearing Neptune on its back.
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  Nymphs and virtues.
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  A whale bearing Neptune on its back.
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  The arch on the Hoochstraete.
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  Triumphal_Arch On the Hoochstraete. Flora, Ceres and Pomona.
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  Machine A huge seahorse, over twenty feet ("pieds") high, bearing Concord on its back.
Triumphal_Arch The arms of Anjou.
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  Concord on the back of a huge seahorse.
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  Flanked by two obelisks.
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  Along the rue St Michel.
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  Peace (a dog) and fidelity (a lamb).
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  Triumphal_Arch At the entry to the palace. Virtue, Glory and Honour.
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  The arch at the entry to the palace.
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  Section "Le serment, fait par monseigneur Francois duc de Brabant, aux membres de la tres-renommée ville d'Anuers ... ."
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  Machine Two machines formed part of this spectacle: Mount Parnassus and the home of the Furies, a rock covered with trees and bushes.
Spectacle The Furies defeated by Apollo and the nine Muses.
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  Apollo and the Muses confront the Furies.
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  The staging of the duc d'Anjou's speech to the people of Antwerp.
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Festival details

Festival:
Entry into Antwerp of Francois, duc d'Alencon et Anjou.

Date:
1582

City:
Antwerp

Participants:
Alençon, François de Valois (1554-1584), duc d'

Dynasty:
Valois

Notes:
This account by an unknown author describes the duc d'Anjou's departure from Dover, his passage through Zeeland, his investiture as duc de Brabant and his entry into Antwerp..
Book details

Title:
La ioyeuse [et] magnifique entrée de monseigneur Francoys, fils de France, et frere unicque du roy, par la grace de dieu, duc de Brabant, d'Anjou, Alencon, Berri, [et]c. en sa tres-renomée ville d'Anvers.

Names:
Broeck, Crispin van den (Illustrator)
Bruyn, Adam de (Illustrator)
Plantin, Christophe (Printer)

Published:
Antwerp, 1582

Shelfmark:
c.22.c.12

Format:
[4] 46, [2] pp., XXI leaves of plates. Folio Engraved title-page by Adam de Bruyn after Crispin van den Broeck; 21 engravings attributed variously to Adam de Bruyn and Crispin van den Broeck. Throughout, the illustrations and initials are beautifully hand-coloured and gilt.

References:
Watanabe No. 2685

Binding:
Contemporary vellum, gilt.
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