Le vray Pourtraict du grand Seigneur Mahomet IV. du nom Empreur de Constantinople etc.
Adrien Possimiers excudit a Gand [n.d., c.1680.]
Engraving with very large margins. 175 x 120mm (7 x 4¾").
Flemish portrait of Mehmed IV (1642-93) became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire aged six. More interested in hunting, he gave up most of his executive power to his Grand Vizier, a situation that was never reversed. During his reign the Ottomans suffered the catastrophic defeat against the Polish army under John III Sobieski (1674–96) at the Battle of Vienna in 1683.
[Ref: 29881] £90.00