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Ballet performed at the court of Catherine de' Medici on the occasion of Henri III's accession to the French throne. (Paris: 1573)
Described in
Magnificentissimi spectaculi, a regina regum matre in hortis suburbanis editi, in Henrici regis Poloniae inuictissimi nuper renunciati gratulationem, Descriptio. (Paris, 1573)
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  Printers_device
Title_page
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  Illustration Pallas and Apollo flanking Jove.
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  "Dialogus ad numeros musicos Orlandi."
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  Dedication "Ad lectorem"
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  Poem "De magnificentissimo spectaculo ... elegia."
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  Poem "Montis nympharum descriptio."
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  Poem "Nympha gallica."
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  Poem "Nympha andegavis."
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  Poem "Ad Galliam, ode."
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  Printers_device Arms of France flanked by two female figures.
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  Poem "La nymphe de France parle." By Pierre de Ronsard.
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  Poem "La nymphe angevine parle." By Am. Iamyn.
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  Poem "Chorea nympharum"
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  Emblem Apple tree
Section "Catalogus nympharum"
Poem "Nympha provinciae"
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  Emblem Olive tree
Poem "Nympha allobrogis"
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  Emblem Whale
Poem "Nympha cantabris"
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  Emblem Soldiers carrying swords.
Poem "Nympha aquitanica"
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  Emblem Horse
Poem "Nympha armorica"
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  Emblem Bee hives
Poem "Nympha pictonis"
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  Emblem Apple tree
Poem "Nympha turonis"
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  Emblem Nut tree
Poem "Nympha ligeris"
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  Emblem Ship
Poem "Nympha neustria"
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  Emblem Wheat
Poem "Nympha belgica"
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  Emblem "Turrita comes his it sequanis ecce corona"
Poem "Nympha sequanis"
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  Emblem Dog
Poem "Nympha campaniae"
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  Emblem tiger
Poem "Nympha senonis"
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  Emblem Two figures with water
Poem "Nympha metica"
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  Emblem Figure of the Rhone
Poem "Nympha lugdunis"
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  Emblem Gold and silver mine.
Poem "Nympha delphinas"
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  Section "Scenae descriptio"
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  Poem "Ad lectorem"
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  Illustration The sixteen nymphs on the mountain.
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  Stage_Set The hall with illustration of the performance.
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  Poem "Ad Henricum ... de eius in urbem parisiorum ingressu."
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  Poem "De Henrici regis poloniae invictiss. profectione ode allegorica."
Festival details

Festival:
Ballet performed at the court of Catherine de' Medici on the occasion of Henri III's accession to the French throne.

Date:
1573

City:
Paris

Participants:
Henri III (1551-1589), King of France
Catherine (Caterina) de' Medici (1519-1589), Queen and Queen Regent of France, m. Henri II, King of France

Dynasty:
Valois
Book details

Title:
Magnificentissimi spectaculi, a regina regum matre in hortis suburbanis editi, in Henrici regis Poloniae inuictissimi nuper renunciati gratulationem, Descriptio.

Names:
Ronsard, Pierre de (Author)
Jamyn, Amadis (Author)
Codoré, Olivier (Illustrator)
Cousin, Jehan (Illustrator)
Dorat, Jean [Auratus, Iohannes] (Author)
Morel, Federic (Printer)

Published:
Paris, 1573

Shelfmark:
837.e.41

Format:
[52] pp. 4º 18 woodcut illustrations attributed variously to Olivier Codoré and Jehan Cousin.

Notes:
The 16 oval woodcuts illustrate the devices of the provinces of France.
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