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[Liturgical Calendar Leaf from Early 15th Century, France] (open access)

[Liturgical Calendar Leaf from Early 15th Century, France]

Manuscript leaf displaying a liturgical calendar (May) from early 15th century France. Text indicating so-called "Red Letter" days. Notable to this item is a handwritten genealogical inscription in French, by "Geryot" dated 1637. Source believed to be a Book of Hours.
Date: [1401..1450]
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Haebler Incunabula Plate 48] (open access)

[Haebler Incunabula Plate 48]

Plate 48 - Toulouse, Heinrich Meyer, 1494, Type 6, 7, 8
Date: 1494
Creator: Meyer, Heinrich & Haebler, Konrad
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Pastoral French landscape etching and engraving]

Pastoral French etching and engraving of a landscape showing a small herd of cattle wadding through a stream that cuts through a hilly landscape with many trees. Two small figures appear conversing on the bank of the stream with a lone individual on a horse. The print is attributed to French designer and printmaker Adam Perelle and was published in Paris by Pierre Mariette.
Date: [1500..1700]
Creator: Perelle, Adam & Mariette, Pierre
Object Type: Artwork
System: The UNT Digital Library

Cvliacanae, Americae regionis, descriptio :b Hispaniolae, Cvbae, aliarvmqve insvlarvm circvmiacientivm, delineatio.

Map in upper half shows late sixteenth century geography and cities in the state of Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico. Map in lower half shows late sixteenth century geography and cities in the West Indies. Relief shown pictorially. Scales not given.
Date: [1581..1587]
Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Etching and engraving print "Porcie" from the portfolio "Galerie des Femmes fortes"]

Etching and engraving of the historical female figure "Porcie" wearing roman style robes published in 1647 as part of the series "Galerie des Femmes fortes". The image is paired with descriptive French text that reads "Porcie at the edge of the burning coals, to go after her husband: and by the boldness and novelty of her death, equal to the reputation of Cato and the glory of Brutus."
Date: 1647
Creator: Rousselet, Gilles; Bosse, Abraham; Mariette, Pierre & Vignon, Claude
Object Type: Artwork
System: The UNT Digital Library

L'Hydrographie ou description de l'Eau c'est a dire des mers, golfes, lacs, destroits [sic.], et rivieres principales, qui sont dans la surface du globe terrestre.

Map shows five continents with a part of Australia labeled "Beach," faint outline traces of "Terre Australe Magellanique et Incogneue" at bottom of eastern hemisphere, "Nouvelle Guinee" in western part of the Pacific Ocean just south of the equator, and "Californie Isle." Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1652
Creator: Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History

Amerique meridionale par le sr. Sanson d'Abbeville

Map shows political divisions and settlements in South America. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1657
Creator: Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History

L'Amerique Septentrionale par N. Sanson, d'Abbeville geograph du roy

Map shows Central America, southern and eastern portions of North America, the islands in the Caribbean, and California as an island. Includes illustration. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: [1657..1700]
Creator: Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History

Audience de Mexico

Map of Mexico and surrounding areas. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro.
Date: 1657
Creator: Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History

Mappe-monde ou carte generale du globe terrestre representée en deux plan-hemispheres.

Map shows known geography and cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1669
Creator: Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History

Mexicque, ou Nouvelle Espagne, Nouvlle Gallice, Iucatan &c. : et autres provinces jusques a l'Isthme de Panama, ou sont les Audiences de Mexico, de Guadalaiara, et de Guatimala.

Map shows geography, Spanish colonial audience boundaries, and major settlements in late seventeenth century Mexico and Central America. Parts of Cuba and Florida are also shown. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:7,000,000].
Date: 1675
Creator: Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History

Thesee : tragédie

Thesée, which premiered at the court theater at St. Germain-en-laye on January 11, 1675, was Jean-Baptiste Lully's third tragédie lyrique created in collaboration with librettist Philippe Quinault. As in most of his libretti for Lully, Quinault combines a plot based on a classical source (an episode from Ovid's Metamorphoses) with references to contemporary events. The Prologue alludes to Louis XIV's personal leadership in the military engagements in the Alsace (along the French/German border). The juxtaposition of Venus' entreaties for pleasure with Mars' call to arms reflects a period of unease during which the French armies were in retreat from the armies of the Elector of Brandenburg. This resulted in the unique joining of songs of love with songs of war and victory.
Date: 1675~
Creator: Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688
Object Type: Musical Score/Notation
System: The UNT Digital Library

L'Ameriqve autrement le Novveav Monde et Indes Occidentales.

Map shows known geography, political borders, settlements, and areas of Native American habitation in early seventeenth century North America, South America, and West Indies. "Californie Isle" [California] and "Terre de Iesso" [Japan] are depicted separate from, but near the western coast of North America. Relief shown pictorially. No scale noted.
Date: 1676
Creator: Duval, P. (Pierre), 1619-1682
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History

Isis : tragedie

Isis, which premiered January 5, 1677, at St. Germain-en-Laye, was the fifth of Jean-Baptiste Lully's tragédies lyriques written with librettist Philippe Quinault. The plot is loosely adapted from one of the episodes in Ovid's Metamorphoses. In many of its essentials, the plot of Isis resembles that of Lully's previous opera, Atys. In Isis, the nymph Io, daughter of the river Inachus, is promised in marriage to Hierax, just as the nymph Sangaride, daughter of the river Sangar, was promised to Celoenus. Like Sangaride, Io is pursued by another love and yields to this love in spite of her feelings of guilt. Like Sangaride, Io has a goddess as a rival and is vulnerable to her jealousy. Lully's contemporaries interpreted this story as representing the volatile situation between two of the King's mistresses. The subsequent scandale of the premiere ended the collaboration between Lully and Quinault for a time, and led to the dismissal of a number of members of Lully's artistic circle.
Date: 1677
Creator: Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687
Object Type: Musical Score/Notation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Isis, tragedie en musique (open access)

Isis, tragedie en musique

Libretto of the opera "Isis," by Philippe Quinolt. The music of the opera was composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully's and premiered on January 5, 1677 at St. Germain-en-Laye. The libretto is a loose adaptation of one of the episodes in Ovid's Metamorphoses. The plot resembles that of Lully's previous opera, Atys. It is set in pastoral and divine realms. In the opera, Jupiter courts the nymph Io, and jealous Juno imprisons her under the hundred watchful eyes of Argus. The god Mercury helps Io to escape and turns Hiérax, Io's former lover, into a bird when he tries to interfere. Then, Juno orders a Fury to torment Io. After a series of tortures, Io invokes Jupiter who interferes with Juno promising he will be faithful to her in exchange of her sparing Io. Juno then transforms Io into the Egyptian goddess Isis. On the title page for this opera, there is a lithograph illustration of the god Apollo holding a lyre and the goddess Euterpe playing a stringed instrument that resembles a guitar. It also depicts the fleur de lis, and on the background, an allegorical image Louis XIV, the Sun King.
Date: 1677
Creator: Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library

Bellérophon; tragedie mise en musique

Although not the first of the Jean-Baptiste Lully's tragédies lyriques, Bellérophon was the first of Lully's opera scores to appear in print. The Ballard first edition was printed in 1679 to accompany the premiere, on January 31 of that year, at the Palais Royale. Bellérophon was the second of two operas (the first was Psyché) created by Lully without librettist Philippe Quinault after the scandal associated with Isis that led to Quinault's temporary dismissal as royal librettist. After an extended illness during which he did not compose, Lully collaborated with Thomas Corneille and Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle for the second time to create one of his most unqualified successes. Following the first performance in January 1679, Bellérophon played for nine months at the Palais Royale.
Date: 1679
Creator: Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687; Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684; Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757 & Boileau Despréaux, Nicolas, 1636-1711
Object Type: Musical Score/Notation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Le nouveau Mexique, appelé aussi Nouvelle Grenade et Marata, avec partie de Californie : selon les memoires les plus nouveaux.

Map shows settlements, areas of Native American habitation, and coastal points along "Isle de Californie" and "Mer de Califronie" and inland to the Rio del Norte beyond Santa Fe. Includes "Avertissement," list of provinces and notable towns, text, and decorative cartouche. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:454,000].
Date: [1680..1689]
Creator: Coronelli, Vincenzo, 1650-1718
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History
Proserpine (open access)

Proserpine

Libretto of the opera "Proserpine," by Philippe Quinolt; the plot is based on the story of the abduction of Proserpine and her descent into Hades, and also on Ovid's Metamorphoses, its original source. In the plot, Cerés, the goddess of the earth, summons the nymph Aréthuse to guard her daughter Proserpine. Aréthuse protests, and tells Cerés of her love for Alphée, the river god, but the anxious mother warns her she should not let her own feelings interfere with the assigned task. Alphée assumes that Aréthuse abandoned him to look after Proserpine. Taking advantage of the situation, Ascalaphe, Pluto's envoy, encourages Alphée's belief in Aréthuse's supposed infidelity; then, persuades both Alphée and Aréthuse into letting Pluto watch over Proserpine. Alphée and Aréthuse agree and as the lovers' attention wanders, Pluto seizes Proserpine and abducts her. Cerés learns of her daughter's abduction and in despair decides to withhold her gifts that give earth prosperity. When Alphée and Aréthuse finally reach Proserpine, they find that she has already eaten of the grain and tasted the fruit of the underworld, which condemned her to Pluto's control. Proserpine begs Pluto for mercy, but the love-stricken god refuses to free her. Pluto summons his judges …
Date: 1680
Creator: Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
Le triomphe de l'amour : ballet : dansé devant Sa Maiesté a S. Germain en Laie. Psyché : tragedie en musique : representée par l'Academie Royale de Musique. (open access)

Le triomphe de l'amour : ballet : dansé devant Sa Maiesté a S. Germain en Laie. Psyché : tragedie en musique : representée par l'Academie Royale de Musique.

A single volume containing two libretti for which the music (not present) was composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully. This small publication was sold as an aid to viewers of the works, so that they could follow along with the libretti during the performance.
Date: 1680~
Creator: Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688; Benserade, Isaac de, 1613-1691 & Corneille, Thomas, 1625-1709
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library

Amerique Septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties : ou sont distingués les vns des autres les estats suivant qu'ils appartiennent presentemet aux François, Castillans, Anglois, Suedois, Danois, Hollandois, tirée des relations de toutes ces nations.

Map shows locations of various Native American tribes and California as an island; New mexico, Florida encompassing southeastern portion North America, New Spain, and Canada or New France; a small portion of eastern "Florida" [Georgia/Carolinas] is termed French Florida. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:11,000,000].
Date: 1681
Creator: Sanson, Guillaume
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Collection of Eleven Operas: Le triomphe de l'amour; Coronis: pastorale heroïque; Isis: tragedie en musique; Amadis: tragedie en musique; Phaeton: tragedie en musique; Proserpine: tragedie en musique; Zephire et Flore: opera; Thetis et Pelée: tragedie en musique; Enée et Lavinie: tragedie en musique; Astrée: tragedie; Roland: tragedie en musique]

This book contains a collection of librettos for ballets, tragedies and opera staged for Louis XIV from ca. 1680-1691. The works reflect the collaboration of Jean-Baptiste Lully and dance masters and librettists in the court of Louis XIV. The following French dramatic works are included in the collection: Le triomphe de l'amour; Coronis; Isis; Amadis; Phaeton; Proserpine; Zephire et Flore; Thetis et Pelée; Enée et Lavinie; Astrée; and Roland.
Date: 1681
Creator: Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688; Benserade, Isaac de, 1613-1691; Beauchamp, Pierre, 1631-1705; Benserade, Isaac de, 1613-1691 & Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687
Object Type: Musical Score/Notation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Le triomphe de l'amour

Le Triomphe de l'Amour, a ballet de cour created by composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and librettists Isaac de Benserade and Philippe Quinault, was danced for the first time at Saint-Germain-en-Laye on January 21, 1681. Several setbacks, including the illness of the dauphin and the reluctance of court ladies to attend the ballet, postponed its premiere for nearly three months. Benserade, one of the creators of the ballet de cour, was drawn out of retirement to create verses in celebration of the dauphin's marriage to Marie-Anne-Christine-Victoire of Bavaria. The first public performance at the Palais Royale in Paris took place May 6, 1681.
Date: 1681~
Creator: Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687
Object Type: Musical Score/Notation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Le triomphe de l'amour (open access)

Le triomphe de l'amour

Libretto of the ballet "Le triomphe de l'amour" written by Philippe Quinault in collaboration with Isaac de Benserade. It is divided in two parts. The first, contais the prologue and the ballet entrances (i.e., entrées); the second part contains flattering comments and instructions directed to the noble people participating in the ballet. Each of the entrées that comprise "Le Triomphe de l'Amour" reveal aspects of love triumphant. The theater represents a magnificently ornate place where a crowd receives Amour (i.e., the god Love), the son of Venus. The latter presides over the crowd and sings of the virtues of the king who has restored peace to his kingdom. Venus entreats everyone to pay homage to her victorious son. The first performance took place at Saint-Germain-en-Laye on January 21, 1681. The twenty entrées of this 'ballet de cour' (i.e., court ballet) were choreographed by Pierre Beauchamp with music by Jean-Baptiste Lully. Carlo Vigarani designed the stage décor and Jean Berain provided designs for costumes and decorations of this royal festivity. This copy includes a frontispiece engraving that depicts a stage setting by Daniel Marot.
Date: 1681
Creator: Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library

Le triomphe de l'amour : ballet royal

Le Triomphe de l'Amour, a ballet de cour created by composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and librettists Isaac de Benserade and Philippe Quinault, was danced for the first time at Saint-Germain-en-Laye on January 21, 1681. Several setbacks, including the illness of the dauphin and the reluctance of court ladies to attend the ballet, postponed its premiere for nearly three months. Benserade, one of the creators of the ballet de cour, was drawn out of retirement to create verses in celebration of the dauphin's marriage to Marie-Anne-Christine-Victoire of Bavaria. The first public performance at the Palais Royale in Paris took place May 6, 1681.
Date: 1681
Creator: Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687; Benserade, Isaac de, 1613-1691 & Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688
Object Type: Musical Score/Notation
System: The UNT Digital Library