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Tournaments for the entry into Ferrara of Karl, Archduke of Austria. (Ferrara: 25th May, 1569)
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L'isola beata torneo fatt nella citta di Ferrara per la venuta del serenissimo principe Carlo arciduca d'Austria. ([Ferrara], [1569])
  Page 001  
  Title_page
  Page 003  
  Dedication To conte Marco Antonio Spinola
  Page 005  
  Arena Description of the arena (which included water features, an island and a mountain) and of the seating arrangements for spectators.
  Page 009  
  Tournament The tournament begins with the entry of the Maga del Piacere, her nymphs and her six knights. The knights fight and defeat the twelve cyclops and twelve wild men defending the island of the Maga del Dispiacere.
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  Fireworks From the island and the mouths of the twelve cyclops and twelve wild men on the island.
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  Stage_machinery Four allegorical figures emerge surrounding a gorge which turns into a fountain.
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  Combat Glaucus and the knights fight the Cyclops and a band of monsters armed with various sorts of fire.
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  Music
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  Music
Dance A galliard danced by the nymphs and knights.
  Page 034  
  Music Played by the Maga del Dispiacere with two sailors beating drums.
  Page 035  
  Fireworks From an artificial octopus.
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  Stage_machinery An artificial whale carrying the Maga del Dispiacere across the water.
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  Music
Fireworks
  Page 044  
  Pageant A shell drawn by eight dolphins bearing eight Amore and Pallas.
  Page 047  
  Oration In praise of the house of Austria, given by Venus.
  Page 051  
  Fireworks
  Page 059  
  Section Explanation of the allegory by Giovanni Battista Pigna.
  Page 085  
  Table_of_contents "Descrittioni delle cose principali contenute nell'Isola Beata".
Festival details

Festival:
Tournaments for the entry into Ferrara of Karl, Archduke of Austria.

Date:
25th May, 1569

City:
Ferrara

Participants:
Alfonso II d'Este (1533-1597), Duke of Ferrara
Karl (1540-1590), Archduke of Austria, m. Marie Anna Princess of Bavaria

Dynasty:
Este

Performers/artisans:
Bentivoglio, Cornelio (Organiser)
Carpi, Passo da (Engineer)
Ligorio, Pirro (Antiquarian)
Book details

Title:
L'isola beata torneo fatt nella citta di Ferrara per la venuta del serenissimo principe Carlo arciduca d'Austria.

Names:
Tassone, Hercole Estense (Author)
Rossi, Francesco de' (1503-c.1574) (Printer)

Published:
[Ferrara], [1569]

Shelfmark:
1570/2459

Dedicated to:
Spinola, Marco Antonio, conte

Format:
43, [1] leaves 4ยบ

References:
Watanabe No. 389

Notes:
Imprint from BL Italian STC.

Binding:
Contemporary vellum

Provenance:
Inscription on title-page; bookplate at end.
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