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"Praefectus tyronum in aula Turcica, qui ex Christianis parentibus nati sunt. Der Zuchtmeister". 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. 30:19 cm (11 3/4 x 7 1/2 inch.).
A dress of teachers (tutors) of Christian children in Turkey 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.