Record number 07/3157
Author Boch, Jean, 1555 - 1609
TitleHistorica Narratio Profectionis Et Inaugurationis Serenissimorum Belgii Principum Alberti Et Isabellæ. Austriæ Archiducum. Et eorum optatissimi in Belgium Adventus, Rerumque gestarum et memorabilium, Gratulationum, Apparatuum, et Spectaculorum in ipsorum Susceptione et Inauguratione hactenus editorum accurata Descriptio. Auctoore Ioanne Bochio S.P.Q.A. à Secretis.
ImprintAntverpiae: Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Ioannem Moretum., CIƆ. IƆ CII.
Physical Description500, [10] p.: [32] full-page illus. (mostly dble.); 384 mm. (Quarto.)
Physical Description NoteThe pagination includes the engraved title-plate (blank on verso), and three divisional title-plates (at p.171 [blank on verso], 317 [letter-press on verso] and 409 [blank on verso]). Page 170 is misprinted as 176; page 466 as 464. Some copies are catalogued as having [12] unnumbered pages after page 500; others as having '256 leaves'.
Content Format Note[T.p., dedic.] - [Text] - [Div. t.pl., 'Pompæ Triumphalis Et Spectaculorum ... graphica designatio; a Ioanne Bochio ...'] - [Text] - [Div. engr. title, 'Descriptio Pompæ et Gratulationis ... Maximo Æmyliano Vrientio ... auctore'] - [Text] - [Div. t.pl., 'Descriptio Triumphi Et Spectraculorum ... Auctore Henrico D'Oultremanno ...'] - [Text] - Omissa - In Narrationem ... Epigramma - In Historicam Narrationem ... Index; Errata sic corrigito - Approbatio - [Colophon].
Summary NoteThis publication celebrates the advent of Albert and Isabella to the Netherlands, of which they had become joint rulers in 1599.

The illustrations show some occasions in their progress and many of the temporary structures (arches, statues etc.) erected in celebration. The illustrations are full-page or double-page. The book also has decorated initials.

Pages 270-1 carry musical notation.
Responsibility NoteThe illustrations are unsigned. The catalogue of the National Art Library, London, states that some are by Pieter van der Borcht after Josse de Momper.

The printer's name is repeated in the colophon.

The work is dedicated to Albert and Isabella of Austria.
SubjectRulers - Monarchs - Celebrities - Publicizing - Celebrations - Pageants - Architecture - Sculpture - Temporary structures - Triumphal arches - Columns - Statues - Belgium - Netherlands - History - 17th century
Pictorial works - Belgium - 17th century
Name as Subject Albert Ernst, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Brabant, 1559 - 1621
Isabella Clara Eugenia, Archduchess, consort of Albert, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Brabant, 1566 - 1633
ReferencesL. Duerloo and W. Thomas, edd., Albrecht & Isabella, 1598-1621 (2 v., 1998); J. Landwehr, Splendid ceremonies: state entries and royal funerals in the Low Countries (1971). Museum Plantin-Moretus, Het Museum Plantin-Moretus te Antwerpen. I. Bibliotheek, by F. de Nave (1985).
Binding Note19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; spine decorated in blind, green morocco spine-label lettered 'Historica Narratio Inaugurationi Alberti Et Isabellæ. - Bochio.', spine lettered 'CIƆ.IƆCII.'
ProvenanceThe verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in ink, 'S.A:H', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.
Contributors Moretus, Jan, 1543 - 1610, printer
Albert Ernst, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Brabant, 1559 - 1621, dedicatee
Isabella Clara Eugenia, Archduchess, consort of Albert, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Brabant, 1566 - 1633, dedicatee
Vriendt, Maximilien, 1559 - 1614, Descriptio Pompæ et Gratulationis publicæ
Outreman, Henri d', 1546 - 1605, Descriptio Triumphi Et Spectaculorum
Borcht, Pieter van der, 1545 - 1608, engraver
Momper, Joost de, 1564 - 1635, draughtsman
Officina Plantiniana (Antwerp)
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