Prospero Bonarelli’s tragedy Il Solimano, dedicated to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo II, was performed in Florence in 1619 and published in 1620. The reprinted editions of 1632 and 1649, as well as the French edition of 1637–1638, bespeak its great popularity with the public. 2 The 1620 edition was embellished with six etchings by Jacques Callot, representing the frontispiece and a scene from each of the five acts. 3