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Online and downloadable as PDFs, no less!

Habiti antichi et moderni di tutto il mondo... by Cesare Vecellio

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=3OhVAAAAcAAJ

and Jost Amman and Hans Weigel's Trachtenbuch aka Habitus praecipuorum populorum tam virorum quam feminarum singulari arte depicti

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=GW2GJrdbP4MC

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"Hoods, Mittens & Collars: Icelandic Clothing from the 15th to the 18th century"
http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Haffenreffer/IcelandicClothing.htm

Cool photos, largely of reconstructions. Can't find any photos of the originals online though, so it'll just have to do! :)
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This isn't my period of interest at all, so I'm not sure what to make of it, but doesn't it look like a Renn-Faire-esque low-cut wench bodice?

Tomb of Dame Mary Evre, 1612

Full-length photos:
http://www.davidkennardphotography.com/photos/164-Tomb-of-Dame-Mary-Evre.xhtml
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bettsy1970/4124692773/

Close-up:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfordshire_church_photos/141246914/

Found while browsing the effigy sculptures at http://plainattyre.blogspot.com.au/
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Dress in Iceland from the Settlement Period on (it looks like). [PDF, in Icelandic]

An article by Elsa E. Guðjónsson about woman's dress from the 16th century on. Click on 'myndaskrá' for the full captions of the pictures, including the manuscripts the images are from.
AM 147, 4to is where these hung over Icelanders are from, the rest are here (here is a guy with a bird, this looks like a woman, and here, and here). AM 345 doesn't seem to be online, but it seems to be on page ii of Women in Old Norse Society. I suspect it is the group of three women on page four of the PDF.
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16th century French Emblem Books at Glasgow.
Fully searchable in English, French and Latin.

PS. 16th century firefox, Devises heroïques (1551).
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Looking for something completely unrelated, (I was actually studying for my real university degree) I discovered there was a sculptor who worked in Krakow called Wit Stwosz, who seems to have been German.

The only high-quality picture I've found so far is from Bamburg, of the altar there. In the top right-hand corner it looks like it's the birth of Mary, and one of the attendants has a short-sleeved dress over a baggy-sleeved layer. This actually matches up with what a lot of really late 16th/early 17th funeral sculptures from Poland show. So I wonder if it's a real fashion or an imaginary biblical one.

EditOh wow! The Church of St. Mary, Krakow.
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Scientific Commons-- looks like it's a database of theses, articles, abstracts and publications that are available online for free. Has been pulling up some really interesting, although slightly random, things.

More on 16th century Czech dress

Articles just found that might be helpful for my garb class. )
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I know I've mentioned the 19th century Vecellio images before, but I couldn't figure out if I'd ever linked to them, all at once.

From Costumes anciens et modernes : habiti antichi e moderni di tutto il mondo. (Paris : Firmin Didot, 1859-1860.) Vecellio, Cesare (ca. 1521-1601), author.
Plates from the New York Public Library

16th century Lithuanian woman
A Bride of Danzig
A 16th century Russian Matron
Lady from Moscow
Polish woman
A Bride of Northern Europe
Lapland or Gorland woman (It's a mystery bucket lady!)
A Woman in Scandinavian Dress
A Swedish Woman
Woman of Gotland
Christian woman of Arctic Norway
Woman of the Polar Regions
Young woman, Silesia, 16th century
Slavic Woman
Woman of Yugoslavia

A Man of Northern Europe.
A Polish Noble
A Merchant of Prussia
Man of Scriffinia, between Biarmia and Finmarck
There are more, but I only got to page 14 before I got bored. Sorry.

On another artist, Abraham de Bruyn (who had the pretty costume book with all of the Lithuanian women lined up) also drew some Poles and Lithuanians on horseback.
Diversarum gentium armatura equestris. Ubi fere Europae, Asiae atque Africae equitandi ratio propria ewpressa est., not too sure of the date.
http://gallica.bnf.fr/scripts/Notice.php?O=02000007

(I'm pretty sure it's before Vecellio though, notice the similarities between these two Russian soldiers?

The ultimate aim is to make a big chart with lots of interconnecting lines back to different sources of re-drawings. Oh, and see where the descriptions change between publications. (Not all of them, a lot of the non-Baltic ones are there because they're often glossed as Lithuanian, or for comparison.)

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