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Proxy wedding of Ferdinand II and Eleanor Gonzaga and her subsequent journey to Innsbruck. (Mantua: 1622)
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Breve relatione dello sposalitio fatto della serenissima principessa Eleonora Gonzaga con la sacra cesarea maestà di Ferdinando II. imperatore. (Mantua, 1621-1622)
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  Coat_of_Arms
Title_page
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  Dedication To Carlo Gonzaga
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  Section "Breve relatione dello sposalitio ... ."
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  Ceremony The marriage ceremony, with Ferdinand II represented by Baron Echemberg.
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  Apparatus A long description of the elaborate structure, based thematically on the impresa of the Gonzaga family (which had been given to them by Charles V), from which the firework display designed by Gabriele Bertazzuolo himself was to be launched. The impresa of the Gonzaga family, including Mount Olympus, the Imperial Eagle and the Altare della Fede.
Fireworks A display designed by the author of this book, Gabriele Bertazzolo.
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  Procession Of the Empress to the cathedral.
Mass For the Feast of the Epiphany, celebrated at the cathedral.
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  Ball
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  Theatrical_Performance Of Le constanti by Hercole Marliani, with the scene and machines designed by Antonio Maria Vianini.
Intermezzo Intermedii also written by Hercole Marliani.
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  Fireworks In the Piazza di S. Pietro, this display centred on the Gonzaga arms and included music and verses spoken by Fides.
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  Journey Of the Empress to Insbruck, with entries into a number of cities.
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  Triumphal_Arch At the Porta di Trento in Trento. The Imperial arms and the arms of the Gonzaga family, figures of Prosperity, Allegrezza, Matrimony, Fecundity, Felicita publica and Felicita eterna.
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  Triumphal_Arch Arms of Austria and Mantua.
Entry Of the Empress into Innsbruck.
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  Music
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  Banquet
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  Poem "Iacobi Accasrisii ... Elogium."
Section This section of the book contains seven Latin poems in praise of Ferdinand II and Eleanor Gonzaga.
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  Poem "Christophori Ferrarii ... Elogium."
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  Poem "In symbolum augustissimarum nuptiarum ... F. Chrysostomi Gulielmi Franciscani Elogium."
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  Poem "Hippoloyti Foninae ... Elogium."
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  Poem "Vaticinium mantus in nuptias augustissimas Ferdinandi Austriaci II ... Leonardi Todeschij ... ."
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  Poem "Francisci Rasii ... Dithyrambicum in serenissimam Leonoram Caesari nuptam."
Festival details

Festival:
Proxy wedding of Ferdinand II and Eleanor Gonzaga and her subsequent journey to Innsbruck.

Date:
1622

City:
Mantua

Participants:
Ferdinand II (1578-1637), Holy Roman Emperor
Eleanor Gonzaga of Mantua (1598-1655), m. Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor

Dynasty:
Gonzaga

Performers/artisans:
Marliani, Hercole (Dramatist)
Vianini, Antonio Maria (Engineer)
Book details

Title:
Breve relatione dello sposalitio fatto della serenissima principessa Eleonora Gonzaga con la sacra cesarea maestà di Ferdinando II. imperatore.

Names:
Bertazzuolo, Gabriele (Author)
Osanna, Aurelio (Printer)
Osanna, Lodovico (Printer)

Published:
Mantua, 1621-1622

Shelfmark:
9930.bbb.17

Dedicated to:
Carlo I Gonzaga, Duke of Nivers

Format:
78, [14] pp. 4º

Notes:
Contemporary inscription on title-page.

Binding:
Eighteenth-century red morocco.

Provenance:
Conte Ugo Giuseppe Pepoli.
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