Historical costumes from Africa, America and Oceania by Auguste Wahlen.

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Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world

Historical costumes from Africa, America and Oceania.

Source: Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and the most recent trips by Auguste Wahlen, Knight of several Orders.
Engrapher: François Pannemaker (1822-1900), Theophile Emanuel Duverger (1821-1894). Published: Brussels, 1843.

Original: Mœurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d’après des documents and authentiques et les voyages des plus récents; Publié par Auguste Wahlen. Chevalier de Plusieurs Orders. Europe. Bruxelles, a la Librairie Historique-Artistique, Rue de Schaerbeek, 12. 1844.

  • Egyptians Cavaliers. – Cavaliers Égyptiens.
  • Rich woman and woman of the people in Cairo. Egypt. – Femme riche et femme du peuple au Caire. Egypte.
  • Arab Bedouin (Africa). – Arabe Bédouin (Afrique).
  • Warrior of the Tuareg. – Guerrier de Tuarick.
  • Girl Socknanaise. – Jeune fille Socknanaise.
  • Moor from Algeria. – Morish d’Alger.
  • Moorish merchant. – Marchand maure.
  • Regular infantryman Abdel-Kader (Algeria). – Fantassin régulier d’Abdel-Kader (Algérie).
  • Jewish maid of Algiers. – Demoiselle juive d’Alger.
  • Arabic of the plain (Algeria). – Arabe de la plaine (Algérie).
  • Zouave, light-infantry corps (Algeria). – Zouave (Algérie).
  • Maidservant slave in Algiers. – Esclave servante à Alger.
  • Girl Timbuktu (Africa). – Jeune fille de Timbouctou (Afrique).
  • King of Bussa. – Roi de Boussa.
  • Bournouaise. (Bornu empire is one of many realms that make up Nigritia, also called Sudan Takrour. Its Birnie or Akumbo capital. The Bournouais to give the name of Kanory.)
  • Young girl from Kano. – Jeune fille de Kano.
  • South Africa. A male from Namibia.- Hottentot.
  • South Africa. A female from Namibia. – Hottentote.
  • South Africa, Namibia. Bantu, Xhosa warrior.- Guerrier cafre.


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