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Entry of Philip II into Antwerp. (Antwerp: 10th September, 1549)
Described in
Le triumphe d'Anuers, faict en la susception du Prince Philips, Prince d'Espaign[e]. (Antwerp, 1550)
  Page 001  
  Page 002  
  Poem Addressed to the reader.
  Page 003  
  Title_page Secondary title page.
Privilege Imperial chancellery of Brabant, signed P. de Lens.
  Page 004  
  Section 'Aulcuns poinctz sur touttes choses tresnecessaires a considerer sur che passaige'. Details of Antwerp measurements, the fact that it was raining and the incompleteness of the entry prepared because of lack of time.
  Page 005  
  Dedication To Philip's son Carlos.
  Page 009  
  Section 'La tresbelle, tresadmirable, [et] triumphante entree, du ...'.
Section 'La forme de lordre de la bataille ou esquadron'. 4000 soldiers, drawn exclusively from the Antwerp citizenry, drawn up in order in a field outside the city.
  Page 010  
  Section 'La separation de la bataille'.
  Page 011  
  Section 'La forme [et] liuree d'ycelle gendarmerie'.
  Page 012  
  Triumphal_Arch Double arch. Arms of the city and Marquisate of the Holy Roman Empire.
At the 'Barriere predicte'. 28 feet high and 30 feet wide.
  Page 013  
  Triumphal_Arch Marquises of the Empire from Anselbert, Aernoul, Pepin, Charles Martel, Charlemagne.
Reception Philip is received by ecclesiastics and chiefs of the city.
Section 'La possession [et] reception du Prince'.
  Page 014  
  Section 'L'entree des Citoiens en la ville'.
Section 'L'entree des Marchandtz de Luca'.
  Page 015  
  Section 'L'entree de la Nation de Millan'.
  Page 016  
  Section 'L'entree de la Nation Angloise'.
  Page 017  
  Section 'L'entree de la Nation d'Espaigne'.
  Page 018  
  Section 'L'ordre des Oostrelins'.
Section 'L'entree ou ordre des Allemans'.
  Page 019  
  Section 'Sensuyt l'ordre de Messieurs de la ville, ensemble des Officiers'.
Section 'La preparation des Portugalois'.
  Page 020  
  Section 'La preparation des Geneuois'.
  Page 021  
  Section 'Les apprestemens des Florentins'.
  Page 024  
  Section 'L'ordre de Messieurs de la ville, ensemble des Officiers'.
  Page 025  
  Section 'L'entree du Prince'.
Section 'L'ordre que tenoit l'armee ou squadron au marchier vers la ville'.
  Page 026  
  Section 'Le Prinche abordant a la ville'.
  Page 027  
  Section 'La porte de l'entree du Prinche'.
  Page 028  
  Gate Caesarian Gate made of stone, commissioned by Charles in 1543. City arms held by a wildwoman.
Bridge Made of white marble
Obelisk Two made of Egyptian marble on the bridge.
Imperial arms and motto.
  Page 029  
  Section 'Le chemin Triumphal'. A description of the route of the procession from the Caesarian Gate to the Monastery of St. Michael.
  Page 030  
  Column The Triumphal road is lined with columns or pillasters, with festoon and interspersed with torches.
Sculpture There are sculptures of all the main participants, with Latin inscriptions and various devices.
  Page 032  
  Illustration Of the columns with festoons and devices. Detailed measurements of this architectural feature is given.
  Page 033  
  Poem By Julius Scalinger.
  Page 034  
  Illustration The Prince, a beautiful woman with white lilies. Allegorical figures of Fides, Gratitude, Reverentia, Odedientia, Amor, Candor. Latin and French inscriptions.
  Page 036  
  Triumphal_Arch Of the Spanish Nation in the Rue d'Hospital. Corinthian. Imperial Crown. Dragons. Madonna and Child. Arms of Emperor, Philip and Spain. Monarchs of Spain and allegorical figures. Giants.
  Page 039  
  Illustration Of the Spanish Nation.
  Page 040  
  Triumphal_Arch Continuation of the description of the Arch of the Spanish Nation. Charles V's victory at Tunis and La Goleta.
Inscription Four inscriptions addressed to the Prince.
  Page 041  
  Triumphal_Arch Arch of Genevans.
  Page 042  
  Illustration Floor plan of the arch.
  Page 043  
  Illustration Genevan arch. Gods and goddesses. Hercules. Emperor Charles V. Crown of Laurier. Philip in antique arms. Jupiter. Apollo. Pallas. Mars. Saturn. Neptune.
  Page 045  
  Triumphal_Arch Description of Genevan arch. Parcas in chains with three ladies. Philp with a lion and other beasts. Hercules. Atlas. Rivers Varus and Macra.
  Page 046  
  Triumphal_Arch Description of the Genevan arch continued. Victory. Turks. Bellerophon.
  Page 047  
  Triumphal_Arch Genevan arch continued. Jupiter and the Giants.
  Page 048  
  Triumphal_Arch Genevan arch continued. Vulcan and his forge. Cyclops. Venus and Cupid. Jason and the Golden Fleece. Triptolemus. Griffins.
  Page 049  
  Triumphal_Arch Genevan arch continued. Nine muses. Apollo. Janus. Tiberinus.
  Page 050  
  Triumphal_Arch Genevan arch continued. Neptune. Argus. Mercury. Pan.
  Page 052  
  Section 'L'Arch triumphal de la ville'.
  Page 053  
  Illustration Figure of Schaldis, river running through Antwerp. Mercury. Negotiatio.
  Page 054  
  Gallery 'La Gallerie triumphalle des Florentins'. John the Baptist. Saints Zenobius and Anthony.
  Page 056  
  Floor_plan Floor plan of Florentine arch.
  Page 057  
  Illustration Florentine arch. Religio.
  Page 058  
  Sculpture Giovanni de Medici. Cosimo de Medici. Rivers Arnus and Munius. St John the Baptist. Mars. Dante. Petrarch and Bocaccio.
  Page 059  
  Triumphal_Arch Goddess Pitho. Giotto. Michelangelo. Zeuxis and Apelles.
  Page 060  
  Section 'L'eschaffaulx triumphal basty de la ville sur le pont marin'. Celebration of historical Philips.
  Page 062  
  Illustration With a series of sculptures of Philip the Fair, Philip of Macedon, Philip the Roman Emperor, Saint Philip the Apostle.
  Page 063  
  Section 'L'Arch triumphal, basty de ceulx de la ville, au pont de Saincte Katherine'. A series of allegorical figures.
  Page 064  
  Illustration Series of allegorical figures.
  Page 065  
  Section 'L'Arch publique, basty [et] erige au pont de la vigne'.
  Page 066  
  Illustration Large globe representing the world. Allegorical figures of Equitas and Innocentia.
  Page 067  
  Section 'L'Arch triumphal publicque basty au pont des Cordeliers'.
  Page 068  
  Illustration Pax. Libertas. Concordia. Politia. Ceres. Quaestus. Mars. Furia. Rabies. Tyrannis. Discordia. Annona. Inopia.
  Page 070  
  Section 'Sensuyt l'Arch triumphal, en la rue nommee en vulgaire, de Coeportstate'.
  Page 072  
  Illustration Philiip depicted between Julius Ascanius, son of Aeneas, and Servius Tullius, son of P. Corniculanus. Below figures representing Asia, Africa and Europe.
  Page 073  
  Section 'L'eschaffaulx triumphal basty de la ville au pont au laict'.
  Page 074  
  Illustration Charles and Philip with female captives at their feet representing: Bithinia, Phoenicia, Greece, Assyria, Egypt, Numidia, Jerusalem, Constantinople, Damascus etc.
  Page 075  
  Section 'L'Arch triumphal de la nation Angloise, basty a l'entree du marchiet vers Orient'.
  Page 077  
  Illustration Floor plan of the English arch.
  Page 078  
  Illustration Oceanus. Britannia. Constantine. Saint Helen. Thames. Religio. Fides.
  Page 079  
  Section 'La description du grandt geant Antigon'.
  Page 080  
  Illustration Giant Antigonus, 24ft. high with red hair.
  Page 082  
  Section 'La description du Pallais, ensemble du pont ou gallerie, bastye sur ledict Marchiet deuant la Maison de la Ville'.
  Page 083  
  Illustration With gallery from which Charles and Philip might watch the tournaments and jousts.
  Page 084  
  Illustration Floor plan of the triumphal gate.
Section 'L'Arch ou porte triumphalle bastie de la ville a l'entree de la haulte rue'.
  Page 085  
  Illustration Insert, continuation of the illustration on p. 88.
  Page 087  
  Illustration Charles and Philip bearing a globe, swords in hand. Atlas and Alcides.
  Page 088  
  Section 'Description de l'Arch tiurmphal basty sur le Marchiet au Lin'.
  Page 089  
  Illustration Sculptures of the Habsburg dynasty.
  Page 091  
  Section 'L'Arch triumphal de la Ville basty a la porte Sainct Iehan'.
  Page 092  
  Illustration Figures from the prince's motto Spes and Metu.
  Page 093  
  Section 'L'eschaffault basty de ceulx de la monnoie, sur la Marine, oultre la port de S. Iehan'. Royal Mint.
  Page 094  
  Illustration Creation. Allegorical figures of Opulentia, Copia, Negociatio, Civilitas.
  Page 096  
  Illustration Floor plan of the German arch.
  Page 098  
  Section 'Sensuyt l'Arch triumphal, basty [et] erige de la ville au Monastere de S. Michiel'.
  Page 100  
  Illustration Allegorical figures of Maiestas, Virtus, Gloria etc.
  Page 101  
  Section 'De rechief hommaige faict a nostre Prince a sa reception'. Then 'Ioustes [et] Tournoy'.
  Page 102  
  Tournament With list of participants.
  Page 103  
  Tournament Second tournament also with list of participants.
  Page 105  
  Banquet Attended by Margaret of Hungary, Queen of France, sister of Philip, Prince of Piemont, Duchess of Brunswick.
Showpiece_confectionery Chandeliers made of sugar.
  Page 106  
  Fireworks An extraordinary illumiunated tableau showing Adam, Eve and the tree of knowledge.
  Page 107  
  List Of the organisers.
  Page 108  
  List Of the numbers of carpenters, painters and others who worked on each Arch.
  Page 109  
  Privilege Imprint
  Page 110  
  Colophon Engraved decorative colophon.
Festival details

Entry of Philip II into Antwerp.

10th September, 1549


Philip II (Felipe II) (1527-1598), King of Spain
Charles V (1500-1558), King of Spain (Carlos I), Holy Roman Emperor
Eleonore (Eleonora) (1498-1558), Archduchess of Austria, m. i) Edmund I, King of Portugal and ii) Francis I, King of France
Margaret of Austria (1522-1586), Regent of the Spanish Netherlands, m. i) Alessandro de' Medici ii)Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma


Coeck van Aelst, Pieter., Court painter to Charles V., 1502? - 1550. (Painter)
van Urssele, Lancelot, Member of the City Council. (Organizer)
Berchem, Henry de, Member of the City Council. (Organizer)
van der Meere, Nicolas, Consul (Organizer)
Hertse, Jacob, Consul (Organizer)
Book details

Le triumphe d'Anuers, faict en la susception du Prince Philips, Prince d'Espaign[e].

Alternative title:
La tresadmirable, tresmagnificque, [et] triumphante entree, du treshault [et] trespuissant Prince Philipes, Prince d'Espaignes, filz de Lempereur Charles Ve, ensemble la vraye description des spectacles, theatres, archz triumphaulx [et]c. lesquelz ont este faictz [et] bastis a sa tresdesiree reception en la tresrenommee florissante ville d'Anuers. Anno 1549.

Coeck van Aelst, Pieter., 1502? - 1550. (Printer)
Scribonius, Cornelius, Grapheus. (Author)
Scalinger, Julius (Secondary Author)

Antwerp, 1550


Dedicated to:
Carlos de Austria., Infante of Spain., 1545-1568.

[120] pp. Folio Woodcuts.

Watanabe No. 2682

Brown leather with gold tooled fleur-de-lys and a coat of arms in the centre.
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