European Hand Firearms of the Sixteenth Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, by Herbert J. Jackson.
ROMAN MAGIC HAND. Amulets in ancient days were usually small charms fashioned sometimes into various shapes and suspended from a necklace.
Syria is a state in the Near East and part of the Mashreq. Syria borders Israel and Jordan to the south, Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north and Iraq to the east.
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.
Through this city flows the sacred river, Godavari, second in sanctity only to the Ganges itself.
The Abbey of Vallombrosa is located in the village of the same name in the municipality of Reggello, in the province of Florence in the Apennines and diocese of Fiesole,… Read More
The two figures shown here are of the Mogul aristocracy. Both men wear as their essential garment a peculiarly tailored coat called the “cabays”.
The travelling Barge, of the Mandarin Van-tazhin, who attended the Embassy.
A female at her devotions. Costume near Florence. In Italy, the young and the old alike frequent the churches.
Montparnasse in Paris is named after Mount Parnassus. Views in Greece. Drawings by Edward Dodwell, 1821. The Grand Tour.