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Spectaculorum in susceptione Philippi Hisp. Prin. Divi Caroli. V. Cæs. F. An. M.D. XLIX Antverpiæ

Entry. Philip of Spain. Antwerp

Illustrated by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, 1502–1550), Author Cornelius Scribonius Grapheus (Netherlandish, 1482–1558), Printer Gillis van Diest (Netherlandish, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 1710-11; Landwehr, Splendid Ceremonies, 23; Berlin 2937; Gourary 13


Overall: 28.2 x 20 x 2 cm (11 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 29 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Gillis van Diest, for Pieter Coecke van Aelst, 1550) Folio; 59 leaves; contemporary vellum, dark gray cloth box.

Illustrations of plans, elevations, and details of triumphal arches erected in honor of Prince Philip of Spain’s ceremonial entry into Antwerp.

Antwerp: Gillis van Diest, for Pieter Coecke van Aelst, 1550


Eighteenth-century ownership inscription on leaf facing title; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, December 12, 1962.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund