Illustrations of costume by Jean-Jacques Boissard; engraved by Abraham de Bruyn; in the oriental section of
Habitus variarum orbis gentium. Habitz de nations estranges
Text and published by Caspar Rutz, 1581


Man aus Barbaria,        Albaner,        Grieckischer Soldat
f41. Man from the Barbary Coast,       Albanian,       Stradiot Soldier.



Man deserta in Arabia, Jongfrau in Bergischen Arabia, Arabier
f53. Desert Arab,      Mountain Arab Girl,        Arab.


Zingeuner aus Orient, Zingeunerin aus Orient, Zingeuner aus Orient
f58. Gypsies of the Levant


Indianische Frawgegen Orient, Orientalischer Indian, Indianische aus Africa;
f61. Indian woman of the Levant, Indian man of the Levant, Indian African



Mufti,        Edelman auss Barbarien,        Turckh;
f62. Mufti,        Noble of the Barbary Coast,        Turk



Africanischen
f63. African Women.


Indianische Fraw aus Africa, Arabier, Junckfraw aus Arabia
f64. Indian African,            Arab,            Arab Girl.


Mor,              Junge Morin,          Man auss Ethiopia
f66. Moor,            Moorish Girl,              Ethiopian.


Indianische Fraw auss Orient, Indianer auss Africa, Ziegeunerin auss Orient
f68. Indian woman of the Levant, Indian African, Gypsy woman of the Levant.


Titre : Habitus variarum orbis gentium. Habitz de nations estranges (par J. J. Boissard). Trachten mancherley Völcker des Erdskreytz
Auteur : Bruyn, Abraham de (1540?-1587). Auteur du texte
Auteur : Boissard, Jean-Jacques (1528-1602). Auteur du texte
Date d'édition : 1581
Langue : multilingue
Format : In-fol. oblong, 61 pl. gravées de Abr. de Bruyn
Droits : domaine public
Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b8447128r
Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Philosophie, histoire, sciences de l'homme, 4-OB-25

Vue 48 : F. 41. Homme de la Barbarie, [Albanais], Soldat Grec dit Stradiota; {Man from the Barbary Coast, Albanian, Stradiot Soldier}
Vue 60 : F. 53. Arabe des [déserts], Fille Arabe [des] Montagnes, Arabe; {Desert Arab, Mountain Arab Girl, Arab}
Vue 65 : F. 58. [Tsigane] du Levant, [Tsigane] du Levant; {Gypsies of the Levant}
Vue 68 : F. 61. Indienne du Levant, [Indien] Levantin, [Indien] Africain; {Indian woman of the Levant, Indian man of the Levant, Indian African}
Vue 69 : F. 62. Mufti Patriarche et grand Interprète de l'Alforcan, Seigneur de la Barbarie, Turc; {Mufti, patriarch and grand interpreter of the Koran, Noble of the Barbary Coast, Turk}
Vue 70 : F. 63. Africaine; {African Women}
Vue 71 : F. 64. [Indienne] de l'Afrique, Arabe, Fille Arabe; {Indian African, Arab, Arab Girl}
Vue 73 : F. 66. Maure, Fille Maure, [Éthiopien]; {Moor, Moorish Girl, Ethiopian}
Vue 75 : F. 68. [Indienne] du Levant, [Indien] de l' Afrique, [Tsigane] de Levant; {Indian woman of the Levant, Indian African, Gypsy woman of the Levant}
Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France



Entry 1397 on p.131 Theatrical Costume, Masks, Make-Up and Wigs: A Bibliography and Iconography By Sidney Jackson Jowers
1397 BOISSARD, JEAN-JACQUES (art) & RUTZ, CASPAR (text).
Habitus variarum orbis gentium
pp. [5] engr.; pl. 65                                     L
Malines (Mechelen): Caspar Rutz          1581
Latin/French/German captions. Plate no. 1 is the Duke & Duchess of Venice; the others contain 3 figures each. One page (no.6) of theatrical figures, engr/by Julius Golcius, 1581:
Magnificus Laruatus & Scoztum Venetu Laruatum & il Zani famulus; Africa, Europe, Greece, Syria the Orient. The edition in the Theaturmuseum, Vienna, contains pl. *61, hand-coloured



"Indian" probably means indigenous. Abyssinians are referred to as "Indians" in Breydenbach's Peregrinationes in Terram Sanctam, 1486



This is used as a major source for African, Mamluk and Arab Costume and Soldiers in De gli habiti antichi, e moderni di diverse parti del mondo libri due by Cesare Vecellio, Venice, 1590
See other Illustrations of Arab Costume & Soldiers
Illustrations of Mamluk Costume & Soldiers

Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers