This place was famous in the olden time as one of the favorite haunts of the great sea-serpent.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
Souks are an almost universal feature of an oriental Arab city and usually also its economic centre.
Belle Époque. Fifth Avenue looking north towards the southern entrance to Central Park by W. T. Smedley, 1899.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
There is not perhaps a more disgusting or a more savage animal than the wild Hog of Africa.
The Mower (1888) by Sir W. H. Thornycroft is apparently the first portrayal in British sculpture of a labourer in his working clothes.
Dieppe is a maritime and fishing port on the Alabaster Coast in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region
The annexed view of Antwerp is taken from the Tête de Flandre, a fortified post on the left bank of the river Schelde
The annexed scene of the Oude Haven, in Rotterdam, has been selected as an epitome of the general characteristics of Dutch cities.
Damietta is frequently called the “Venice of Egypt,” and like the real Venice her glories, from a commercial point of view, have departed.
SCENE IN SITSIKAMMA. Drawn & Engravd by Samuel Daniell. The Tsitsikamma National Park is a South African national park located in the Western Cape Province.