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.


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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