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"Hispanus Plebeius in quotidiano habitu. Also gehet der gemeine Mann in Hispanien". Orig. wood-block, J. Amman (1539-1591) from the first edition of his work "Habitus praecipuorum populorum, tam virorum quam foeminarum singulari arte depicti. Trachtenbuch darin fast allerley und der furnembsten Nationen die heutigs tags bekandt sein". Published by H. Weigel in Nuremberg, 1577. Magnificent old colouring. 30,5:20 cm (12 x 7 3/4 inch.).
Simple Spanish man's dress in the 16th century. - Rare. - Jost Amman (1539 in Zürich - 1591 in Nürnberg) was a Swiss-German artist, celebrated chiefly for his woodcuts, done mainly for book illustrations.