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Tournament for the carnival in Florence. (Florence: 1616)
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Lettera al sig[nore] Alberico Cibo principe di Massa sopra il giuoco fatto dal gran duca intitolato Guerra d'amore il di 12. di febraio 1615. in Firenze. (Florence, 1615)
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  Tournament Andrea Salvadori's "Guerra d'amore", the tale of Lucinda, Queen of India, and the two kings who fight over her: Indamoro, King of Narsinga (Asia) and Gradameto, King of Melinda (Africa). These two roles were played by the Grand Duke and his brother, Lorenzo.
Section "Ill[ustrissi]mo et ecc[ellentissi]mo sig[no]re."
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  The chariot of Lucinda, Queen of India.
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  Portrait Cosimo II de' Medici as Indamoro, King of Narsinga.
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  Portrait Lorenzo, brother of Cosimo II de' Medici, as Gradameto, King of Melinda.
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  Horse_ballet Enacting the battle of the two kings and their armies for Lucinda.
The very detailed description of theindividual stages of the tournament is interspersed with 16 engravings,by Jacques Callot, showing aerial views of the movements of both horse- and foot-soldiers.
Festival details

Festival:
Tournament for the carnival in Florence.

Date:
1616

City:
Florence

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

Dynasty:
Medici

Notes:
The text describes the performance of Andrea Salvadori's Guerra d'Amore.

Performers/artisans:
Salvadori, Andrea (Poet)
Ricci, Agnolo (Choreographer)
Parigi, Giulio (Engineer/set designer)
Peri, Jacopo (Composer)
Grazi, Paolo (Composer)
Signorini, Giovanni Batista (Composer)
Del Turco, Giovanni (Organiser)
Book details

Title:
Lettera al sig[nore] Alberico Cibo principe di Massa sopra il giuoco fatto dal gran duca intitolato Guerra d'amore il di 12. di febraio 1615. in Firenze.

Names:
Callot, Jacques, 1592-1635 (Engraver)
Fontani, Giovanni (Printer)

Published:
Florence, 1615

Shelfmark:
9930.g.49

Dedicated to:
Cibo, Alberico, Prince of Massa.

Format:
[18] pp. 4ยบ Engravings by Jacques Callot pasted in.

References:
Watanabe No. 1264
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