European Hand Firearms of the Sixteenth Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, by Herbert J. Jackson.
The illustration shows a typical English pikeman’s corselet of the early seventeenth century, at a period when every infantry regiment consisted of musketeers and pikemen in varying proportions.
His boots are of satin, with thick soles of paper: these are always worn by the mandarines and superior Chinese.
Roman legionary. Reconstructed after reliefs of the Trajan’s Column.
The two warriors in the picture are wearing or carrying most of the types of war material used by the Greeks for over a thousand years.
Gallic warrior from about 400-200 before Christ. Reconstructed after antique sculptures and original finds. Gimbel’s weapons collection.
War armour from 1350 to about 1460, in the period of the Hundred Years War. The development of the Bascinet helmet of the knight’s armour in the Middle Ages
The French guards since their creation. Soldiers in the 17th and 18th century. Uniforms of Pikiner, Flag bearer, Tambour, Musketeer, Officer.
Babur setting out with his army. Indian Grand Mogul, leading a campaign. War costumes of the 16th century.
This complete “Rossgelieger” is of excellent quality. The breastplate, called “Fürbug”. The saddle is a so-called “crib saddle”.