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North Africa. Jost Amman."Nobilis Foemina in Africa ex Regno Fetz. Ein Edle Frawe in Africa auß dem Koenigreich Fetz". 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.).
Noble women's dress in norther part of Africa 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.