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The Costume of Inhabitants of Peru.

London: J. Edington, s.d. [circa 1800]
London: J. Edington, s.d. [circa 1800]

1 vol in-quarto de 19 planches gravées en coloris d'époque et un titre gravé. Cartonnage d'origine dos muet étiquette de titrage colée sur le premier plat: Sketches of the Costume Peru". Très rare suite de planches finement aquarellées représentant en couleurs plusieurs costumes de péruviens et d'indiens des Andes (le costume féminin y est particulièrement à l'honneur). [around 1800]. 1 vol in-quarto with 19 coloured plates. Contemporary cased binding. Paper title pasted to upper board.Paper covered boards stained and mottled, some wear. SCARCE collection of water colour and engraved plates depicting the Peruvian and Indian costumes of the time. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. Indian representation of the Costumes of the Ynca and his Queen. 2. A Lady of Lima in her full Dress. 3. Male inhabitant of Lima of the middle class of society. 4. A Female of Lima of the middle Class of Society. 5. Indians, male and Female, in Costumes of Festivity. 6. Female Domestic of Lima of the Class of Quarterons. 7. Two Female Domestics of Lima, Natives, who have adopted the Spanish Dress. 8. Civilized Indian wearing the Poncho. 9. Virgin of the Sun. 10. A Mestizo of Quito professing a Liberal Art accompanied by his Pupil. 11. Mulattoes of Quito. 12. Female Indian, habited as the Minerva of Peru. 13. Female Warrior of the Yurimagua Tribe. 14. Indian Warrior belonging to a barbarous Tribe. 15. Fighter at a Bull Feast. 16. Bozal, or Raw-negro, residing in the district of Lima. 17. Indian Woman of a Village, near Lima. 18. Overseer of a Royal Peruvian Mine. 19. Llamas, or Peruvian Sheep.