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Entry of Margaret of Austria into Milan in 1598 (Milan: 1598)
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Apparato fatto dalla città di Milano per riceuere la serenissima regina d[onna] Margarita d'Austria sposata al potentiss[imo] re di Spagna d[on] Filippo III nostro signore. (Milan, 1599)
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  Engraved_tp Spanish royal arms in the centre of the page. Architectural frame.
Title_page
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  Dedication The author is the dedicatee's servant.
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  Section This is a specifically commissioned account by the council of Milan to commemorate the event. It describes in enormous detail each arch in turn. An account of the entry itself follows.
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  Triumphal_Arch Dedicated to the Queen. Details of Latin inscriptions and every part of the arch's facades. Doric. Figures of Spain, Italy, India, Flanders, and Milan.
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  Gate Gates to the city.
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  Triumphal_Arch Reference to Vitruvius. Allegorical figures: Faith, Charity, Justice. Eagle. Pieta.
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  Bridge With gate in the middle. Wisdom. Magnificence. Condord. Glory etc.
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  Triumphal_Arch The third arch dedicated to Philip III. Collosus of Charles V and statue of Philip. Honour and virtue.
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  Triumphal_Arch Fourth arch dedicated to the Archduke Albert. Statues of ancestors. A series of eagles with tags.
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  Triumphal_Arch Fifth arch situated in the main square, dedicated to Philip II. Peace. Abundance. Mercury.
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  Triumphal_Arch Sixth arch built by the Cathedral church. Dealing with the theme of marriage.
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  Church Description of the adornment of the church with tapestries etc.
Triumphal_Arch The seventh arch in the front of the palace. Verses from Virgil and Valerius Flaccus. Iris. Celestial theme.
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  Artillery Salvo to welcome Margaret.
Section 'Entrata reale'. The account of the actual entry.
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  Music Trumpeters and the musicians of the Castle.
Procession Order of the entry with soldiers, horsemen etc.
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  Music Singers of canzoni.
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  Statue Two equestrian sculptures of Philip II and III.
Triumphal_Arch Four mentioned on the same page. At the bottom is a description of one. Argo. Palm of victory.
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  Section 'Teatro Reale'. Four page description of the specially constructed theatre, built by Condestable of Milan.
Festival details

Festival:
Entry of Margaret of Austria into Milan in 1598

Date:
1598

City:
Milan

Participants:
Margaret (Margarita) of Austria (1584-1611), m. Philip III, King of Spain

Dynasty:
Habsburg
Book details

Title:
Apparato fatto dalla città di Milano per riceuere la serenissima regina d[onna] Margarita d'Austria sposata al potentiss[imo] re di Spagna d[on] Filippo III nostro signore.

Names:
Mazenta, Guido (Author)
Pontio, Pacifico (Printer)

Published:
Milan, 1599

Shelfmark:
9930.dd.10

Dedicated to:
Velasco, Innico di, Count of Haro

Format:
[40] pp. 4º

References:
Watanabe No. 498

Notes:
There is an excellent modern facsimile edition of a number of the festival books relating the Ferrarese entry of Margaret, cf. Bonner Mitchell, 1598 A Year of Pageantry In Late Renaissance Ferrara (Binghamton, NY: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1990).
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