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Wedding in Florence of Ferdinando de'Medici and Christine of Lorraine. (Florence: 1589)
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Della descrizione del regale apparato fatto nella nobile citta di Firenze per la venuta, e per le nozze della serenissima madama Christina di Loreno moglie del serenissimo don Ferdinando Medici terzo gran duca di Toscana. (Florence, 1589)
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  Dedication To Christine of Lorraine
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  Section " Della descrizione del regale apparato ... . Il secondo libro "
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  Triumphal_Arch At the Porta al Prato and designed by Alessandro Allori, this "arch" was actually an octagonal structure that enclosed an open-air theatre. Narrative paintings describing the military history of Florence.
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  Architectural plan of the arch.
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  Perspective view of the arch.
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  The founding of the city of Florence, by Giovanni Bizzelli.
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  Charlemagne restores Florence, by Giovanmaria Butteri.
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  The defeat of Radagasius, by Francesco Mati.
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  Charlemagne building the church of Santi Apostoli, by Pier Vieri.
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  Florence united with Fiesole, by Lorenzo Sciorini.
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  Charles of Anjou at the battle of Benevento, by Ludovico Cigoli.
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  The relief of the siege of 1312, by Andrea Commodi.
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  The defeat of Gian Galeazzo Visconti at Mantua, by Alessandro Pieroni.
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  Good government in Florence, by Alessandro Allori.
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  Certaldo and San Giovanni, by Lorenzo di Berlincione.
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  San Miniato and Scarperia, by Gabriello Ughi.
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  Triumphal_Arch Designed by Giovannantonio Dosio, this arch was placed near the Arno. Marriages of the Medici and Lorraine dynasties.
Chapter "Dell'ornamento fatto al ponte alla Carraia."
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  Architectural plan.
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  Perspective elevation.
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  Catherine de' Medici with her family, by Cosimo Gamberucci.
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  Wedding of Catherine de' Medici and Henri II, by Cosimo Dati.
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  Wedding of Lorenzo de'Medici, by Battista Naldini.
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  Wedding of Charles II of Lorraine and Claude de France, by Valerio Marucelli.
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  Christine taking leave of her family, by Giovanni Cosci.
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  Allegories of the Lorraine and the Moselle river, by Passignano.
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  Allegories of Florence and the river Arno, by Passignano.
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  Don Pietro de'Medici welcomes Christine aboard the Capitana in Marseilles, by Giovanni Cosci.
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  Statue Four statues were erected on the Ponte Santa Trinita. Octavian Augustus, Charlemagne, Cosimo I de' Medici.
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  Octavian Augustus, by Giovanni Bologna.
Charlemagne, by Giovanni Bologna.
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  Cosimo II de'Medici, by Giovanni Caccini.
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  Cosimo I de'Medici.
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  Triumphal_Arch At the Canto dei Carnesecchi, designed by Santi di Tito. Military history since the first crusade of the house of Lorraine.
Chapter "Dell'ornamento fatto al canto a' Carnesecchi."
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  Architectural plan.
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  Perspective elevation.
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  Godefroy, Duke of Lorraine, at Constantinople, by Santi di Tito.
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  The siege of Nicea, by Antonio Boschi.
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  Corbana, general of the Persians, defeated by Godefroy of Bouillon at Antioch, by Gregorio Pagani.
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  Godefroy of Bouillon leading Crusaders in battle at Jerusalem, by Santi di Tito.
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  Godefroy of Bouillon refuses the crown of Jerusalem, by Valerio di Danti.
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  Francois de Guise at the battle of Dreux, by Andrea Boscoli.
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  The Duke of Guise attacks Calais, by Agostino Ciampelli.
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  Rene of Lorraine defeats the Duke of Burgundy at Morat, by Camillo Pagni.
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  Church This chapter describes the facade of the cathedral, designed by Giovannantonio Dosio. History of the church in Florence.
Chapter "Dell'ornamento fatto alla facciata del duomo e dientro alla chiesa."
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  Pope Martin V, by Andrea Verrocchi.
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  St Ambrose consecrates the basilica of San Lorenzo, by Francesco Terzo.
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  Pope Clement honours the Guelphs, by Simone da Poggibonsi.
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  Pope Eugenius IV consecrating the cathedral, by Stefano Pieri.
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  San Miniato, by Battista Lorenzi.
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  San Zenobio, by Pietro Francavilla.
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  Election of Pope Stephen IX, by Passignano.
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  San Giovanni Gualberto, by Giovanni Caccini.
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  San Poggio, by Francavilla.
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  Council of Florence in 1439, by Giovanbattista Paggi.
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  San Andrea, bishop of Florence.
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  Sant'Antonio, by Battista Lorenzi.
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  Triumphal_Arch Designed by Taddeo Landini and decorated with statues and paintings. The House of Habsburg.
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  Charles V, by Landini.
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  Charles V defeats the Turks near Vienna, by Giovanni Strada.
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  Philip II, by Landini.
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  The Battle of Lepanto, by Girolamo Macchietti and Bernardino Monaldi.
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  Triumphal_Arch The arch at the Canto degli Antellesi, designed by Taddeo Landini. The history of the Medici.
Chapter "Delll'ornamento fatto al canto degli Antellesi."
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  The arch at the Canto degli Antellesi.
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  The arch at the Canto degli Antellesi, elevation drawing.
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  Pope Pius IV approves the Order of Santo Stefano, by Alessandro del Barbieri.
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  Cosimo I de'Medici fortities Tuscan cities, by Benedetto Velli.
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  Giovanni delle Bande Nere, by Valerio Cioli.
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  Giovanni, father of Giovanni delle Bande Nere, by Cristofano da Bracciano.
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  Cosimo I acclaimed as Duke, by Jacopo da Empoli.
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  Cosimo I enthroned, by Ludovico Buti.
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  Palace The facade of the Palazzo Vecchio, designed by Giovannantonio Dosio. Florence.
Chapter "Dell'ornamento fatto alla porta del Palazzo."
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  The facade of the Palazzo Vecchio.
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  Crowning of Tuscany, by Jacopo Ligozzi.
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  Pope Pius V crowns Cosimo I, by Bernardino Poccetti.
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  Emperor Maximilian I affirms the rule of Francesco I, by Michelangelo Ciampanelli.
Festival details

Wedding in Florence of Ferdinando de'Medici and Christine of Lorraine.



Ferdinando (Ferdinand) I de' Medici (1549-1609), Grand Duke of Tuscany
Christine (1565-1637), Duchess of Lorraine, m. Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

Lorraine, Medici

Gaddi, Niccolo (Organiser)
Bardi, Giovanni de' (Organiser)
Book details

Della descrizione del regale apparato fatto nella nobile citta di Firenze per la venuta, e per le nozze della serenissima madama Christina di Loreno moglie del serenissimo don Ferdinando Medici terzo gran duca di Toscana.

Gualterotti, Raffaello (Author)
Padovani, Antonio (Printer)

Florence, 1589


176 pp. Folio 55 engravings.

Watanabe No. 1215

The book was published in two separate editions, one consisting of a first and second book and the other consisting only of "il secondo libro". The British Library copy is an example of the second edition, and is therefore not incomplete.
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