Nobilis Virgo Ancomitana, Virgo Anconensi, Matrona Anconensis

Designer Jean Jacques Boissard French
Engraver Julius Goltzius Netherlandish
Publisher Caspar Rutz Netherlandish

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Engraving, part of 'Habitus variarum orbis gentium' (Costumes of the various peoples of the world), representing the costumes of men and women from various parts of the world, engraved after designs by Boissard and published by Rutz in 1581.

This engraving represents a damsel, a young woman and a woman from Ancona. On the left, the damsel wears a long, wide cloak with a hood made of pleated veil over a dress with train and lace on the neckline, pendant earrings and matching necklace.

On the center, the young woman wears a long dress with train, long, puff sleeves, and two pieces of fabric with fringed, floral border hanging from the point of the bodice, a shawl over her shoulders and a necklace with flowers. Her hair is tied up in braids and she holds a handkerchief on her right hand.

On the right, the woman wears a long cloak with pleated hood over a long dress with train.

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