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De triumphe van Antwerpen

The Entry of Prince Philip of Spain into Antwerp

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In 1549, prince Philip II of Spain – son of Charles V – visited the Low Countries to meet his future subjects. In Antwerp, he was entertained in a grand way. Edifices and triumphal arches were built to welcome him. Printer Gillis Coppens van Diest and Pieter Coecke van Aelst created a magnificent book about the event. This way, they promoted Antwerp, the beautiful edifices and the future king Philip II.

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Cornelius Grapheus, De triumphe van Antwerpen. Antwerpen, Gillis Coppens van Diest voor Pieter Coecke van Aelst, 1550. Den Haag, Koninklijke Bibliotheek: KW 1708 A 12 [4].

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