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Van Meelstraat 12
NL-3331 KR Zwijndrecht
The Netherlands
Contact J. B. de Roo
Telephone +31 (0)78 612 40 81
Mobile +31 (0)6 182 151 09
Specialists Theology, Church History, History, Atlases, Handcoloured Works
The item listed here are samples from the 2016 fair.
We will be launching the highlights of the 2017 fair on 1st May 2017.
Antiquariaat De Roo
Stand B08

Manuscript with watercolour drawings of costumes

LOOSE, Pierre Charles de / BOISSARD, Jean Jacques Habitvs Variarum Orbis gentium. / Habits de nations étrangeres. / Trachten mancherley Völcker des Erdskreysz. Ghent, Pierre Charles de Loose 1793 (titlepage, portrait, dedication with 2 portraits) 188 folia., 1793

Exceptionally beautiful manuscript with 188 large figures of men and women in sixteenth century
costumes from around the world, drawn with ink and watercolour. The work is made by Pierre Charles
de Loose 1760-1841, he was one of the directors of the Académie Royale de Dessin (Koninklijke
Academie voor Schone Kunsten) at Ghent. He made this work after the costume book by Jean Jacques
Boissard, which was published in 1581. De Loose enlarged the figures from this costume book and
displayed them on seperate leaves. The watercolour drawings portray persons with a high social status,
such as noblemen and women and religious patriarchs, but also persons with a lower social status, such
as servants and performers. The prints are arranged in a geographical order and contain images of
figures from around the world. The work is drawn on royal, untrimmed paper which is still fresh and
bright, therefore the images look beautiful and sharp.

Condition
good copy

Binding
Contemporary half Leather with 7 raised bands, large Folio H. 49,5 L. 31 x W. 5 cm.