Behold these prints from Jeffrys "Old English Dress" circa 1757. The engravings were based on portraiture of European nobility.
Hand colored and still brilliant, the clothing they depict is shown in such detail that images from this collection were included in the BBC television series,
"Through the Looking Glass - A History of Dress". Click here for a link to the companion book.
The actual prints can be found through my very favorite of all print sources, Panteek.