[Albania] George Castriot, otherwise called Scanderberg.Prince of Eprius Scourge of the Turkes. He flew Fera Bassa with his owne hand, Cheife Comander of Amuraths army, Overran the countrey of Macedonia, Overthrew ye Turks army consisting of 40000 still reimayning victor in many battells by his valour and pollicie.
A very rare engraving. 183 x 112mm. 7½ x 4½". Trimmed to inside the plate and laid on separate sheet.
George Castriot, Scanderbeg (1405-1468), was an Albanian national hero. The son of a prince of North Albania, he was educated in the Muslim faith and kept at the court of Sultan Murad II. The Sultan favoured him by giving him the title bey and an army to command. However when the Ottomans indicated they would attack Albania, Scanderbeg escaped to his homeland, forming a league of princes. By resisting the Ottomans, Scanderbeg receieved assistance from Venice, Naples and Hungary, and the pope.
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