Selim der DritteTürkischer Kaiser.
Engraving with small margins. 190 x 140m (7½ x 5½"). Glued to backing sheet at top corners.
Selim III (1761-1808), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1789 to 1807. His attempts at reform ended when the Janissaries deposed and imprisoned him: when a rescuing army approached Constantinople Selim was stabbed, the only Ottoman sultan to die by the sword.
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