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Entry of Maria de' Medici into Mons, Brussels and Antwerp. (Antwerp: 1631)
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Histoire curieuse de tout ce qui c'est passé a l'entree de la reyne mere du roy treschrestien dans les villes des Pays Bas. (Antwerp, 1632)
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  Title_page Half-title, with three ownership inscriptions, the most recent dated 1814.
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  Engraved_tp By Cornelis Galle.
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  Family_tree Showing Maria de' Medici and her five children.
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  Dedication To Maria de' Medici.
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  Poem To Puget de la Serre, by Francois de Lisola.
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  Into Mons.
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  Entry Into Avenes, where she was received by the Baron de Crevecoeur. Among those present were a number of women dressed as shepherds, apparently believing this disguise would allow them greater freedom.
Section "Histoire curieuse de tout ce qui c'est passe ... ."
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  Entry Into Mons.
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  Royal_Meeting Of Maria de' Medici and the Spanish Infanta.
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  Into Brussels.
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  Entry Into Brussels, where Marie de Medicis was met first of all by the members of the guilds.
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  Oration Delivered by Monsieur Charles Schotte on behalf of the Compagnies des Confreries.
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  Dance Throughout the streets of the city.
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  Oration Delivered by Fernand de Boisschot on behalf of the Conseils du Roy, this is the first of a number of speeches delivered by representatives of the various councils.
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  Sacred_music In the court chapel.
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  Garden The palace gardens and park are described here in some detail as the scene of a walk taken by Marie de Medicis and her courtiers.
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  The arrival of the fleet at Antwerp.
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  Regatta Accompanied by music and cannon fire.
Entry Into Antwerp.
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  Water_spectacle
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  Procession With the Queen Mother and the Infanta, including chariots decorated with figurative representations of the Queen Mother's virtues.
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  Chariot Sybil and the figure of Fecundity; three nymphs representing England, France and Spain.
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  Church The Eglise des Peres Jesuistes.
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  Theatrical_Performance A tragedy performed at the Jesuit college.
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  Visit Of the Queen Mother and the Infanta to the Plantin press, where this book was printed.
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  Poem A series of French and Latin poems by Balthasar Moretus in honour of the Queen Mother and the Infanta on their visit to the Plantin press.
Festival details

Festival:
Entry of Maria de' Medici into Mons, Brussels and Antwerp.

Date:
1631

City:
Antwerp

Participants:
Maria (Marie) de' Medici (1573-1642), m. Henri IV, King of France
Book details

Title:
Histoire curieuse de tout ce qui c'est passé a l'entree de la reyne mere du roy treschrestien dans les villes des Pays Bas.

Alternative title:
Histoire cvievse de tovt ce qvi c'est passé a l'entree de la reyne mere ... .

Names:
Puget de la Serre, Jean (Author)
Galle, Cornelis (1576-1650) (Engraver)
Pauli, Andreas (1600-1639) (Engraver)
Moretus, Balthasar (1574-1641) (Printer)

Published:
Antwerp, 1632

Shelfmark:
601.m.24

Format:
[12], 74, [2] pp. Folio Engraved title-page by Cornelis Galle and 4 engravings, 2 by Andreas Pauli.

References:
Watanabe No. 2661

Provenance:
Three ownership inscriptions on titlepage.
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