Thursday, 18 February 2010

Hispanic lancer 18th century

New Spain wiki
Image from here where it says
Hispanic lancer, 18th c., an example of the Spanish/Mexican troops who guarded the frontier provinces of New Spain. Note his quilted leather coat of seven-ply buckskin, pommel and cantle of saddle, carbine, saddlebags for carrying water and field rations, lance, pistols hanging from hooks on saddle skirt, shield, leggings and spurs, wooden stirrups, and cartridge box; c. 1803. Ramon Murillo, artist.

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