Born in 1740 in the Burgundy region of France, Jeanne Baret was the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. Baret disguised herself as a man in order to join an expedition on the ship Etoile in 1766 with her lover, botanist Philbert Commerson. At the time, women were forbidden from French Navy ships, so Commerson brought her on as his “assistant” and helped her conceal her identity from the rest of the crew.
Contemporary coloured wood-cut image of a costume from "Habitus praecipuorum populorum, tam virorum quam foeminarum Singulari arte depicti. Trachtenbuch: Darin fast allerley und der fürnembsten Nationen", published in Nuerenberg in 1577.
Roma - Donna in abito popolare reca sulla testa il grande fagotto della biancheria da lavare e attraversa Corso Vittorio Emanuele II all'altezza della Chiesa di Sant'Andrea della Valle Anno: 1910 #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola