Four Continents set by Nicolas Arnoult

The Americas had yet to be divided into North and South while Antarctica was off the books and Australia, "New Holland," was only partially mapped. From; posted 24 November 2012.

Women wearing high Fontanges headdresses and mantuas are shown interacting with the locals. The lady to the left in Asia wears an apron and a lower bodice covering. Their bodices appear to be vests from which arms emerge. Bustles were small at this time while Fontanges were big and tall. A Lady in Africa, America, and Asia wear stomacher sections with chevron decorations.

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