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Venetia Festiva Per Gli Pomposi Spettacoli Fatti Rappresentare Dall'Illustriss. & Eccellentiss. Sig. d'Hussè Ambasciatore di S.M. Christianissima, Per La Nascita Del Real Delfino Di Francia. - A Monsieur Du Hussay Conseiller d'Estat Intendant, & Contro olleur General de ses Finances. [Epigraph]

RA Collection: Book

Record number



In Venetia,: M DC XXXVIII., Appresso Andrea Baba. Con Licenza de Superiori.

Physical Description

[6], 87, [1] p.; 205 mm. (Quarto.)


[T.p., dedic] - [Poem by L. Battalea Veneti] - [Text] - [Poems].

Responsibility Note

The work is dedicated by Fausto Ciro to Monsieur Du Hussay.


A survey of pageants was B. Holme, Princely feasts and festivals: five centuries of pageantry (1988).

Summary Note

The text describes the four-day celebrations in Venice marking the birth of the Dauphin of France, the future king Louis XIV. These included a regatta, a banquet, bull-fighting, balletti, fireworks and a thanksgiving mass for which music was commissioned by the French ambassador Hamelot de la Houssaye from the composer Giovanni Rovetta.

Binding Note

19th-century half green morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered, 'Ridolfi - Vita Del Tintoretto Venetia 1642 R.A.' Bound with one other.

Name as Subject


Festivals - Fetes - Pageants - Regattas - Celebrations - Birthdays - Ceremonies - Italy - Veneto - Venice - History - 17th century - Baroque
Monarchs - Rulers - Publicizing - Publicity - Italy - Veneto - Venice - 17th century