Muslim water merchant Mecca 1570 de Nicolay rare ethnic engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Jacquaz een ghebozen Moor / water dzagher / Pellegrim vander Mecque.
(Ethnic, Cultural Costume, Arabia, Mecca, Merchant).
Issued c.1570, after Nicolas de Nicolay, likely Holland. Likely printed for a rare Dutch version of Les Navigations et Voyages.
Rare antique 16th century woodcut (copper engraved?) ethnic type print. Print depicts a 16th century water seller at Mecca.
Print mounted long ago to larger backing sheet, light scattered browning from old glue, still with a fine patina and visual appeal.
Interesting printed image of this now vanished type.
Print sheet measures c. 7 1/4"H x 5"W.
Printed area measures c. 6 1/4"H x 4 3/8"W.