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Description of the triumphal entry of Ernest, archduke of Burgundy, into Antwerp, 1594, written in Antwerp in 1594-1595 (?)

MS. Douce 387

  • Request

'Descriptio publicæ gratulationis, spectaculorum & ludorum, in aduentu ... Ernesti archiducis Austriæ ducis Burgundiæ ... anno ... (1594) decimo octauo Kal. Iulias alijsque diebus Antuerpiæ editorum. Cum carmine Panegyrico ... Auctore Ioanne Bochio ...' This is the original MS., with a large number of elaborate coloured views of monuments, places, and people in Antwerp, as well as full descriptions, and two general views of the city (one from a distance, one a bird's eye plan). There is a printed edition of 1595 with engravings and fuller letterpress.


  • Creation: written in Antwerp in 1594-1595 (?)


83 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 387

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21962

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On paper, with coloured views


25 5/8 × 22 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom