Selimus Secundus Imperator Turcarum Decimusquintus.Selim de tweede van dien Name, de 15 Turcksche K ser,
Engraving. 180 x 130mm (7 x 5╝"). Trimmed from larger sheet. Repaired tears; glued to backing sheet.
Selim II (1524-1574), son of Suleiman the Magnificent known as 'Selim the Drunkard'. Among his few successess was the capture of Cyprus in 1571, but the destruction of the Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Lepanto the same year has been pinpointed as the beginning of the slow deline of the Empire. Engraved by Nicolaes de Clerck for a Dutch edition of Pierre Davity's 'Les estats, empires et principautez de monde'.
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