Dr Giulio Ferrario (1767-1847) was an Italian academic. He studied the customs and dress of different cultures.
In the 1820s he created "Il Costume Antico e Moderno." This illustrated and compared clothes from around the world and across the ages. It remains one of the most important and thorough works on the subject.
The exquisite engraved illustrations were hand colored. Here are engravings from his work for you to choose from. They are original antiques, made in the 1820s.