Soltan Hotomannus Turkarum Imperator.
Engraving. 150 x 110mm (6 x 4½") plus woodcut decorative printed border. Glued to backing sheet at corners.
Osman II (1604-22), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1618, aged 14. In 1621 he led the Ottoman army into Poland, but after losing the Battle of Khotyn he was forced to withdraw. He blamed his defeat on the Janissairies: his attempts to curtail their power led to a revolt in which Osman was strangled with a bowstring.
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