Selected illustrations from Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia from
Recuiel de la diversite des habits qui sont present en usage, tantes pays d'Europe, Asie, Affrique et iles sauvages
by Francois Desprez
, Paris, 1567





Le Pollognoys
Polish Soldier

Le Hongre
Hungarian Soldier

La barbare
Woman of the Barbary Coast

Le Barbare
Man of the Barbary Coast

Moors

Persians

La moreſque
Moorish Woman

Le More
Moorish Man

Le Perſien
Persian Man

La Perſienne
Persian Woman

Egyptians

L'egyptien
Egyptian Man

L'egyptienne
Egyptian Woman

L'hermite d'Egypte
Egyptian Hermit

Le Preſtre d'Egypte
Egyptian Priest

Ottomans

La fille turquoiſe
Turkish Girl

Le Grec
Greek Man

Le Ianiſſaire
Janissary

Le laquais turc
Turkish Lackey

Ottomans

Arabians

La dame de turquie
Turkish Lady

Le Turc
Turkish Man

L'arabien
Arabian Man

L'arabienne
Arabian Woman
Titre : Recueil de la diversité des habits, qui sont de présent en usage, tant es pays d'Europe, Asie, Affrique & isles sauvages, le tout fait après le naturel
Auteur : Desprez, François (1525-1580). Auteur du texte
Éditeur : A Paris. De l'imprimerie de Richard Breton, rue S. Jaques, à l'Escrevisse d'argent. 1567. Avec privilege du roy.
Date d'édition : 1567
Langue : français moyen
Format : 1 vol. de [64] f. : gravure sur bois ; in-8
Droits : domaine public
Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Réserve des livres rares, Res-G-2671

121 French woodcuts representing costume. First published Paris 1562.

Illustrations of Western Europeans in Recuiel de la diversite des habits qui sont present en usage, tantes pays d'Europe, Asie, Affrique et iles sauvages by Francois Desprez, Paris, 1567



The preface or letter of dedication for Breton's Recueil des Habits (1562) was signed by 'François De Serpz.' In this text, François claimed to have authored the book, and followed drawings of costumes made by others, including 'Roberval, sea-captain of the King.' Desprez, like Breton, was a Parisian bookseller and publisher. Some illustrations issued by him, including those of the Recueil des Effigies des Roys de France (1567), are of lesser quality than the Songes or the Recueil des Habits. The exact roles of Breton and Desprez in the production of their illustrated book collaborations are unclear.



{Many of these illustrations are very suspect, e.g. the Egyptian Man is wearing slashed pants like a Landsknecht; the Greek Man has headgear that imitates a Janissary's, the Janissary has headgear more like a Seljuk of Central Asia}



See also Illustrations of Hungarian Costume & Soldiers
Illustrations of Spanish and North African Costume & Soldiers
Illustrations of Persian Costume & Soldiers
Illustrations of Egyptian Costume & Soldiers
Illustrations of Ottoman Costume & Soldiers
Illustrations of Arab Costume & Soldiers
Other 16th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers