[Procession Regatta.] 14.
Etching. Plate 297 x 393mm (11¾ x 15½"). Damaged with repaired wormholes.
Procession on the Rokin with mock naval fights. Several small vessels in foreground, a boat with trumpeters in right foreground, a large crowd onlooking from the river-banks in background and from a bridge at left, a classical building on an island at right; after Simon de Vlieger. Illustration to Caspar Barlaeus' "Medicea Hospes" (Amsterdam: 1638). This is one from a series of sixteen plates showing the festivals and ceremonies given to Marie de Medici by the city of Amsterdam during her visit from 31 August to 5 September 1638. They were published by Blaeu in 1638 in Kaspar van Baerle's book on the festivities 'Medicea Hospes'.
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