Entry into Brussels of Matthias, Archduke of Austria (later Matthias I, Holy Roman Emperor) and election of William, Prince of Orange, as Governor of Brabant. (Brussels: 1578)
Sommare beschrijuinghe va[n]de triumphelijcke incomst vanden doorluchtighen ende hooghgheboren aeerts-hertoge Matthias: binnen die princelijcke stadt van Brussele: in t'iaer ons Heeren M.D.L.XXVIII. ... . (Antwerp, 1579)
Poem By the author.
Coat_of_Arms Arms of Matthias, Archduke of Austria.
Dedication To Matthias I.
Section "Het is byden Romeynen een out ghebruyck gheweest ... ."
List Of the noblemen accompanying Matthias I.
Tapestry Decorating the streets for the procession.
Triumphal_Arch Crests of Matthias I and the Prince of Orange.
Depicts Matthias riding beneath a triumphal arch hung with coats of arms.
The first of the illustrations of the twenty-four stages on which allegories were performed. This illustration shows Juno and the peacock.
Theatre The first of twenty-four theatres constructed along the route of the procession for the performance of dumb-shows or allegories in which the figures of virtues present gifts of great symbolic importance to Matthias. Dumb_show Juno and the peacock. Poem Explanatory verse printed within a cartouche.
Cybele presents a key to the city.
Reason holding a bridle.
Two maidens holding a sheet embroidered with pearls and precious stones.
Truth holding the mirror of knowledge and the books of law and justice.
Diligentia with two golden spurs.
Caritas with two children.
Constantia presenting armour.
Magnanimitas presenting armour.
Fides presenting armour.
Prudentia holding a plumed helmet and a serpent.
Justitia holding scales and a sword.
Hope holding an anchor.
Fortitudo holding a broken pillar and a lance.
Providentia with a mace.
Perfeverantia with a horse.
Temperantia presenting a cloak.
Bellona in the shape of Pallas in a suit of armour presenting riders and servants.
Liberalitas presenting a cornucopia of fruit and some coins.
Palmaris presenting a branch.
Fama playing a trumpet presents a trumpet as her gift.
Clementia gives Matthias her right hand.
Concordia presents her people to Matthias.
Glory, Majesty, Generosity, Magnificence and Modesty present Matthias with virtues.
Triumphal_Arch The arch seems to have contained six stages on which allegorical scenes from the life of Scipio were performed.
Wisdom, Scipio and Philosophy.
Senators and Scipio with a naked sword.
Senators, Scipio, Virtue, Wisdom and Avarice.
Hannibal and Scipio.
Scipio standing on Tyranny.
Music A song composed by young men.
Triumphal_Arch Scenes from the triumphs of Marcus Curtius.
Oration A series of speeches in praise of Matthias.
Meeting Of the States General to elect the Prince of Orange as Govenor of Brabant.
Ceremony The Prince of Orange elected Governor of Brabant.
Oration Given by Matthias. Speech Text of Matthias' speech.
Section "Hier naer volghen die articulen daer hier vore vermaen af is ghemaect ... ."
Music Musical prologues to the play performed in Matthias' honour.
Theatrical_Performance Alexander, Hannibal and Scipio debating the sentencing of Minos.
Poem Privilege Epitaph of Scipio.
Theatrical_Performance A second performance, of a dialogue between Annius and Lucius, that interrupts a musical performance.
Showpiece_confectionery Including naked figures and a lion on a pedestal with a banner in his paw.
Festival: Entry into Brussels of Matthias, Archduke of Austria (later Matthias I, Holy Roman Emperor) and election of William, Prince of Orange, as Governor of Brabant.
Participants: Matthias I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1557-1619 William I, Prince of Orange, 1533-1584
Notes: The book gives the text of a dramatic entertainment presented at a banquet in Matthias's honour.
Title: Sommare beschrijuinghe va[n]de triumphelijcke incomst vanden doorluchtighen ende hooghgheboren aeerts-hertoge Matthias: binnen die princelijcke stadt van Brussele: in t'iaer ons Heeren M.D.L.XXVIII. ... .
Names: Houwaert, Jan Baptista (1533-1599) [Houwaert, Jean Baptiste] (Author) Leest, Antoine van (c.1545-c.1592) (Engraver) Vos, Maartin de (1532-1603) (Artist) Plantin, Christophe (Printer)
Published: Antwerp, 1579
Dedicated to:Matthias I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1557-1619
Format: 174 [i.e. 166],  pp. 4o 66 wood engravings by Antoine van Leest, possibly after Maartin de Vos.
References: Watanabe No. 2705
Notes: The book is mispaginated, as follows: 1-144, 149-155, [1 blank, unpaginated],161-174.