[Triumphal arch used for the entry of Ernst, Archduke of Austria, into Antwerp on 14 June 1594]Forma Portae Triumphalis Hispanorum
Engraving with letterpress verso, sheet 325 x 200mm (12¾ x 8"). Trimmed.
Spanish triumphal arch, from a festival book commemorating the entry of the Archduke Ernst into the city the previous year ('Descriptio Publicae Gratulationis, Spectaculorum, et Ludorum [...]' by Jean Boch). The book was first published by the great Antwerp publisher Johannes Moretus in 1595, but this is possibly from a later edition. Ernst (1553-95) became Governor of the Catholic provinces in the Low Countries after the death of the Prince of Parma in 1592.
[Ref: 38458] £160.00