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Descriptio publicaæ gratulationis, spectaculorum et ludorum, in adventu Sereniss. Principis Ernesti Archiducis Austriae

Engraver Pieter van der Borcht (Netherlandish, 1545–1608), Author Jean Boch (1555–1609), Printer Christophe Plantin (French (active in Netherlands), 1514–1589)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 2944; Landwehr, Splendid Ceremonies, 50; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, III, p. 102, nos. 397-431


Overall: 38.2 x 25.1 x 2.5 cm (15 1/16 x 9 7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page and 34 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Plantin Press, 1595) Folio; 87 leaves; contemporary blind-stamped brown calf (rebacked).

Illustrations of 1594 ceremonial entry of Archduke Ernst of Austria (1553-1595) into Antwerp, including panoramic bird’s-eye view of marching procession (pp. 54-55) and double-page view of fireworks (pp. 132-33).

Antwerp: Plantin Press, 1595


Marlborough Rare Books, London, from whom purchased by MFA, March 11, 1964.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection