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The universal square of the whole orb. A view of Lisboa in 1619 | EGEAC

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“Universal square of the whole orb was the title that the chronicler João Baptista Lavanha used to refer to Lisbon, on the occasion of the solemn entry of D. Filipe II (Felipe III of Spain) in the Portuguese capital, on June 29, 1619, time the kingdom of Portugal was under Spanish rule.

The regal entry into Lisbon, carried out by Felipe III, was the subject of an anonymous painting that today belongs to the collection of Weilburg Castle (Germany). The painting was recognized as a View of Lisbon by the historian Andreas Gehlert, in 2005, and was exposed to the public in 2015 and 2016, at the National Museum of Ancient Art and at the Museum of Lisbon - Palácio Pimenta.

The book that is now being published brings together the contributions of several experts in the study of this painting and the time it was made. The exact date to be assigned to the work is subject to discussion, as well as its authorship and the context of its realization. But the richness of the painting, the degree of detail of Lisbon portrayed there, the many details about the party that meant the arrival of the king in the city are other topics covered in the book, without forgetting the laboratory study of the work, a non-invasive process that made it possible the date of the painting: shortly after 1619, the year in which Felipe III arrived in Lisbon.

With scientific coordination by Pedro Flor, from the Open University and integrated member of the Art History Institute of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, the work brings together contributions from Fernando Bouza (Complutense University of Madrid), António Miranda (Câmara Municipal de Lisboa), Renata Araújo (University of Algarve and CHAM - Centro de Humanidades), Miguel Metelo de Seixas (Institute of Medieval Studies at Universidade Nova de Lisboa), José Manuel Garcia (Gabinete de Estudos Olisiponenses) and António Candeias (Laboratório Hércules da Universidade de Évora).”

Coordination: Pedro Flor.
Publisher: EGEAC
Language: bilingue Portuguese / English.
Pages: , capa mole.
Size: 23 x 19 x 1 cm.
Peso: 392 g.