Crown of Noble and Virtuous Women, page 21, Book 3.
Cesare Vecellio, a Venetian engraver, first published this pattern-making book in 1591. (The Newberry owns a slightly later edition, printed in 1616). It contains an improbable number of sewing and lace designs, which depict the jewels of royal crowns. Pages were frequently ripped out and re-appropriated as decorative accents on clothing.
Crown of Noble and Virtuous Womenwas continually printed into the nineteenth century.