Author: Written by Raffaello Gualterotti (Italian, Florence 1543–1639 Florence)
Printer: Printed by Stamperia Giunti , Florence
Medium: Etching, woodcuts
Dimensions: Overall: 9 x 6 1/8 x 9/16 in. (22.8 x 15.5 x 1.5 cm)
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1931
Accession Number: 31.34
Duke Francesco de' Medici and Bianca Cappello's marriage in 1578 was celebrated with great pomp, partially intended to help establish her in Florentine society. This festival book records the many celebrations organized, including an elaborate pageant in the courtyard of the Pitti palace, where wildly extravagant tableaux were performed. The entire event was said to have cost 300,000 ducats.