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Pompa introitus honori serenissimi principis Ferdinandi Austriaci

1641 [i.e., 1642]
Illustrated by Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640), Etched by Theodor van Thulden (Netherlandish, 1606–1669), Engraved by Jacob Neeffs (Netherlandish, 1610–after 1660), Engraved by Paul (Paulus) Pontius (Netherlandish, 1603–1658), Author Jean Gaspard Gevaerts (Flemish, 1593–1666), Printer Jan Meurs (Flemish, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 1575; Lipperheide Sd20; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, XIV, p. 139, no. 81 (Neefs); XXX, pp. 122-34, nos. 100-41 (van Thulden)


Overall: 55.8 x 40.3 x 5 cm (21 15/16 x 15 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page, engraved portrait, 42 etchings, engraved view, and numerous smaller engravings in text

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Jan Meurs, 1641[i.e., 1642]) Folio; 106 leaves, plus plates; contemporary gilt-stamped armorial vellum binding (beige linen box).

Engraved allegorical title page after Rubens; illustrations of decorative arches and statues, including details of individual scenes; portrait of Prince Ferdinand after Rubens; engravings of ancient coins interspersed within the text

Antwerp: Jan Meurs, 1641[i.e., 1642]


Unidentified armorial binding; Countess d'Edla (born Elise Hensler, 1836-1929), by whom bequeathed to MFA, March 1930.

Credit Line

Bequest of the Countess d'Edla