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Wedding of Cosimo II de' Medici and Maria Magdalena, Archduchess of Austria. (Florence: 1608)
Described in
Descrizione delle feste fatte nele rali nozze de'serenissimi principi di Toscana D. Cosimo de'Medici, e Maria Maddalena arciduchessa d'Austria. (Florence, 1608)
  Page 001  
  Coat_of_Arms
Title_page
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  The entry of Maria Magdalena into Florence, with illustrations of the procession and the triumphal arches along its route.
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  Section "Descrizione delle feste ... ."
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  Ceremony The marriage ceremony, which took place on 14th September.
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  Gate The Porta della Città, turned into a theatre with musicians for this occasion. Images representing the two Florentine empires, land and sea.
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  Triumphal_Arch On the via del Giglio. Magnanimita and Gloria; arms of Austria; figures representing Germany and Spain.
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  Triumphal_Arch The Arco della Gloria della Casa di Loreno. Cosimo II descends from this arch to greet his bride. The House of Lorraine.
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  Banquet The wedding banquet, held in the Palazzo vecchio.
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  The wedding banquet, showing the arrangement of tables in the hall.
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  Intermezzo Venus appears on a shell.
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  Theatrical_Performance The Judgement of Paris.
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  Horse_ballet At once a ballet and a tournament, with Antonio de'Medici as maestro del campo.
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  "Il nobil e anticho giuoco dell combattimento del ponte ... ."
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  Tournament The combattimento del ponte, fought by twenty teams from Pisa.
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  Naumachia An elaborate series of battles on both land and sea on the theme of the capture of the Golden Fleece.
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  "L'argonautica rapresentata in Arno ... ."
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  List Of the members of the teams taking part in the tournaments.
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  List Of the liveries seen at the festivities.
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  List Of the craftsmen involved in making the various structures and boats used in the festivities.
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  Theatrical_Performance
Section "Della notte d'amore di Francesco Cini."
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  Naumachia The text of the Argonautica, by Francesco Cini.
Section "L'argonautica di Francesco Cini rappresentata in Arno."
  Page 129  
  A second copy of this engraving.
  Page 131  
  Tournament This section gives the text of the declarations and challenges given at the military tournament.
Section "I cavaliere sanese a valorosi e cortesi professori d'arme."
Festival details

Festival:
Wedding of Cosimo II de' Medici and Maria Magdalena, Archduchess of Austria.

Date:
1608

City:
Florence

Participants:
Maria Magdalena of Austria (1589-1631), m. Cosimo II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Cosimo II de' Medici (1590-1621), Grand Duke of Tuscany

Dynasty:
Medici
Book details

Title:
Descrizione delle feste fatte nele rali nozze de'serenissimi principi di Toscana D. Cosimo de'Medici, e Maria Maddalena arciduchessa d'Austria.

Alternative title:
La notte d'amore.

Names:
Rinuccini, Camillo (Author)
Cini, Francesco (Author)
Greuter, Matthaeus (Engraver)
Giunti (Printer)

Published:
Florence, 1608

Shelfmark:
605.d.27.(9)

Format:
[2], 149, [1] pp., [6] leaves of plates 4º 6 engravings by Matthaeus Greuter.

References:
Watanabe No. 1241

Notes:
This issue includes the text of Francesco Cini's La notte d'amore.
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