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Twelve meter long funeral procession of emperor Charles V

A magnifique funeral procession in honour of Charles V, printed on a roll.

Charles V dies

Charles V dies in Spain on 21 September 1558. At that moment his son Philip resides in the Netherlands. This is why he organizes a magnificent funeral procession along the streets of Brussels on 29 and 30 September 1558.

Plantin's first big work

This album is Plantin's first big work. He establishes his reputation as a publisher, even though he only prints the short text. The 12 meter long procession reads like a cartoon. Everyone - including at home - can experience the lijkstoet of Karel V. The work is sold as a roll or as a book, in the five languages of Charles V’s empire: Dutch, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

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