Infleix Kara Mustapha Bassa, Magni Turcarum Imperatoris Minister Primarius; Post acceptam cladem ante Viennam ab Eodem obsessam [...]
J. Gole Sc.
Ex Formis Ludovici Renard cum Privil: Ordin: Gen: Belgii Foederati [c.1690]
Engraving, 17th century watermark; sheet 365 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed; false margins top and bottom. Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Pasha (c.1634-1683), Ottoman military leader and grand vizier to Mehmed IV (1642-93). He led the Ottoman army in a war against Poland (which gained the region of Podolia for the Ottoman Empire) and in the famous Battle of Vienna in 1683, in which the Polish army of John III Sobieski defeated the Ottoman army. This defeat cost Mustafa his position, and ultimately his life: soon after he was executed in Belgrade, by strangulation with a silk cord.
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