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L'Amerique meridionale: Dressée sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & quelques autres, & sur les Memoires les Plus recens

Description: Hand-drawn color map of South America in 1708. Countries are shaded in different colors and some paths are marked in color. Bodies of water and geographic features are noted, with relief shown pictorially.
Date: 1722
Creator: L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Hospicio de San Fernando

Description: Total view of central façade with lavish, sculpted portal
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Date: 1722/1729
Creator: RIBERA, Pedro de (Follower of Churriguera)
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hospicio de San Fernando

Description: Detail view of statue of San Fernando (Juan Ron) above portal
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Date: 1722/1729
Creator: Ribera, Pedro de (Follower of Churriguera)
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Persée : tragedie

Description: King Louis XIV's involvement in campaigns against the Dutch/Swedish alliance in early 1682 prevented him from attending the premiere of Persée in April of that year. As was customary in the operas of composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and librettist Philippe Quinault, the prologue included references to current battlefield exploits and portrayed the king as a paragon of virtue. The prologues of previous Lully operas emphasized glory and prowess over virtue; the change in emphasis in Persée may have resulted from the increased influence of Madame de Maintenon (the king's new mistress) in the court and her pension for decorum.
Date: 1722
Creator: Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688
Partner: UNT Music Library
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