Valencia (1514)

Title

Valencia (1514)

Creator

Juan Joffre and anonymous engraver

Date

1514

Description

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Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea. Valencia: Juan Joffre, 1514.

Total of 24 engravings, an engraving in every act, plus one for the title page and two in each of acts XII and XIX. The engravings in acts XIV and XIX are the same (Calisto climbing the walls of Melibea's garden). All the engravings are factotum figures  except the title page, and acts XII (second) (depicting the death of Celestina and Pármeno and Sempronio jumping to their deaths), act XIII (execution of Pármeno and Sempronio), XIV (Calisto climbing te wall), XIX (same as XIV), XIX (Calisto´s fall and death), and XXI (Melibea´s suicide).

Description in Edición e introducción crítica by Miguel Marciales (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1985), vol. I, pg. 6: "J. Primera de Valencia, febrero 21. Juan Jofré/Joffré/. Identical to G in content but it adds an eight to Proaza's (AP.5b "Penados amantes…"). Only existing copy is at the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid: R4870"

Description in Universal Short Title Catalogue USTC 341405

The only standing copy is at the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, R-4870, and is accessible via Cervantesvirtual:  http://bib.cervantesvirtual.com/servlet/SirveObras/bne/34696280982381641354679/thm0000.htm

Bibliography: Canet Vallés, José Luis. "El impresor valenciano Juan Jofré." Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea: (Valencia, Juan Joffre, 1514). Ed. Nicasio Salvador Miguel. Valencia: Institució Alfons el Magnànim, 1999. 39-52.

Title page engraving from the Valencia edition (1514)
Calisto and his servants in the foreground; Celestina knocking on Melibea's door, and she is inside with her parents and servant. In the background, two men (Pármeno and Sempronio?) meet two women (Areúsa y Elicia?) in the street.

Engraving of act I from the Valencia edition (1514)
Three figures, two men and one woman who, in the upper edges of the vignette correspond to the names of Pármeno, Calisto and Melibea. Then two buildings with characters in the windows and above, the names of Sempronio, Celestina, Elicia and Crito.

Engraving of act II from the Valencia edition (1514)
Calisto, Pármeno and Sempronio; one of the buildings from the title page with a woman inside, visible through the window.

Engraving of act III from the Valencia edition (1514)
Sempronio, Celestina and Elicia, the latter holding a flower. The two same buildings from the title page fill the sides.

Engraving of act IV from the Valencia edition (1514)
Lucrecia, Celestina, Alisa and Melibea, the same building from the title page fills the left side.

Engraving of act V from the Valencia edition (1514)
Calisto, Pármeno, Sempronio and Celestina. Building with a man and a woman in the window.

Engraving of act VI from the Valencia edition (1514)
Calisto, Celestina, Pármeno and Sempronio; building with a woman in the window.

Engraving of act VII from the Valencia edition (1514)
Pármeno, Celestina, Areúsa and Elicia with a flower; building with a woman in the window on the right.

Engraving of act VIII from the Valencia edition (1514)
Sempronio, Pármeno, Areúsa, building with a woman inside, and Calisto on the other side.

Engraving of act IX from the Valencia edition (1514)
Sempronio, Pármeno, two buildings with three people who appear named as Elicia, Celestina and Areúsa, and in the other building Lucrecia.

Engraving of act X from the Valencia edition (1514)
Building with an unidentified woman, Melibea, Celestina, Lucrecia and Alisa.

Engraving of act XI from the Valencia edition (1514)
Calisto, Celestina, Pármeno, Sempronio, and a building with two people at the window, one of whom is identified as Elicia.

Engraving (first) of act XII from the Valencia edition (1514)
Calisto, building with a person identified as Lucrecia, building with two people, and one identified as Melibea, while on the right side two figures identified as Sempronio and Pármeno.

Engraving (second) of act XII from the Valencia edition (1514)
Scene Celestina's death at the hands of Pármeno and Sempronio on the right. The vignette on the left represents their fall from the window and the judge with his guard. There are no identifications of the characters and it is the first of the…

Engraving of act XIII from the Valencia edition (1514)
Pármeno and Sempronio's execution in the public square (corner of the building). The executioner, judge and two soldiers or guards are present.

Engraving of act XIV from the Valencia edition (1514)
Calisto climbing the wall of Melibea's garden. Melibea is waiting for him inside with Lucrecia. Sosia and Tristán are armed and with him outside.

Engraving of act XV from the Valencia edition (1514)
A house with an unidentified woman, Areúsa, Centurio and Elicia in mourning; a tree to complete the scenery. Return to the use of factotums.

Engraving of act XVI from the Valencia edition (1514)
Building with an unidentified woman, Pleberio, Alisa, Lucrecia and Melibea.

Engraving of act XVII from the Valencia edition (1514)
A tree, Elicia, Areúsa, Sosia and building with an unidentified woman.

Engraving of act XVIII from the Valencia edition (1514)
Building with two people, Centurio, Elicia with a flower, Areúsa, a tower with various unidentified people.

Engraving (first) of act XIX from the Valencia edition (1514)
Calisto climbing into Melibea's garden. Same engraving used in act XIV.

Engraving (second) of act XIX from the Valencia edition (1514)
Sosia and Tristán recovering Calisto's corpse after his fall.

Engraving of act XX from the Valencia edition (1514)
A house with an unidentified character, Pleberio, Lucrecia, Melibea and a tree. Variant of the factotums of act XVI.

Engraving of act XXI from the Valencia edition (1514)
Melibea's suicide throwing herself from the tower. At the sides, Pleberio and Alisa, and two buildings.