Cara Mustapha Turkischer Gros Vezier.
Engraving. 170 x 115mm (6¾ x 4½"). Glued to backing sheet.
Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Pasha (c.1634-1683), Ottoman military leader and grand vizier to Mehmed IV (1642-93). He led the Ottomans to their catastrophic defeat against the Polish army under John III Sobieski (1674–96) at the Battle of Vienna in 1683. Mehmed had him executed, strangled with a silk cord.
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