A Mamluk soldier from
De gli habiti antichi, e moderni di diverse parti del mondo libri due,
fatti da Cesare Vecellio & con discorsi da lui dichiatati...
(Of Ancient and Modern Dress of Diverse Parts of the World in Two Books . . .)
by Cesare Vecellio, 1590
De gli habiti antichi et moderni di diverse parti del mondo libri due . . . (Of Ancient and Modern Dress of Diverse Parts of the World in Two Books . . .), 1590
Cesare Vecellio (Italian, ca. 1521-1601)
Published Venice: Damiano Zenaro
Printed book with woodcuts by Christoph Krieger (Cristoforo Guerra)
Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, 4-OB-12
Cesare Vecellio, who joined the workshop of his famous cousin Titian before 1548, was active as a publisher by 1570.
This book contains 420 illustrations of costumes-exotic and domestic-by the woodcutter Christoph Krieger
and marks the culmination of a trend that began in the mid-sixteenth century with a series of costume engravings by Enea Vico.
The first section of his book covers European dress, including Ottoman Turkey, while the short section on Africa and Asia includes the costume of Persians, Moors, and Arabs.
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