Sultan Mahumet II. Turchar. Imperator. Ingressus Ano. Christi. M.D.XCV. Aet: Suae. Annor.XXIX.Der Lürctische Ke˙ser.
Engraving with very large margins. Plate 153 x 120mm (6 x 4¾"). Some spotting and paper thinning.
Mehmed II (1432-1481), known as the 'Conqueror'. He served as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire twice; first from 1444 to 1446 and then again from 1451 until his death. In 1452 he conquered Constantinople and brought an end to the Byzantine Empire, transforming the Ottoman state into an empire. He continued his conquests through Asia and Europe. He is regarded as a national hero in Turkey. From a series of prints depicting Turkish Sultans, Sultanas and other historical figures.
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