EXAMPLES OF IMPERIAL MILITARY DRESS c.1578
Text by Simon Chick
Engraving by Jost Amman
Figure 8: As well as Imperial costumes Amman also included peoples on the borders of the Holy Roman Empire.
This man is a Hungarian hussar or nobleman. He is armed with a lance and sabre and is protected by a curved eastern-style shield.
The costume comprises of an animal fur cloak over an ankle length caftan that is fastened by frogging at the chest and has a sash at the waist.
He also wears a low Hungarian cap with an upturned brim and plume.
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