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BOISSARD (Jean-Jacques)

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Rare original engraving from the Habitus varianum orbis gentium, published in 1596, engraving after A. De Buyn, printed in intaglio by Julius Goltzius and coloured in watercolour, representing a lady and two French girls dressed in their best finery; one of them is wearing her right hand on her belly. This is the first illustrated book devoted to the Costume of the different countries and peoples of Europe, the Ottoman Empire and the Americas. Framed, 23.5 x 33 cm.

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