Nicolay Costume engraving of a Syrian woman

Nicolas de Nicolay

Quartre Premiers livres des navigations et peregrinations orientales….. Avec les figures au natural tant l’homemes que de femmes selon la diversite des nations & de leur port, maintien & Habitz., 1661

Nicolas de Nicolay was the royal geographer sent by Henri II to Constanttinople to join d”Aramon’s embassy in 1551. His illustrations are considered the first serious work of introduction to Turkish costume. The engraved plates are attributed to Louis Danet, or Leonard Thiry.

Hand colored engraving.

$175