Native Californian clothing at the end of the 18th century.

Native California costumes from the late 18th century.

  • Woman from California.
  • California man.
  • California Medical Priest.

Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur is the author of some twenty works richly decorated with watercolour engravings. The engraving depicting the Medical Priest of California is taken from his Encyclopedia of Travels, a five-volume work published in Paris in 1795-1796. The author himself points out that he wanted to write the history of all peoples and make an exhaustive inventory of their civil, military and religious costumes, drawn from nature. The image of the California Medical Priest is one of the 432 plates that decorate the Encyclopedia of Travel.


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