Engraving from two plates, very rare. 300 x 180mm (11¾ x 7").
Portrait of Ahmed I [1590-1617], Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1603 until his death from Typhus. A traditionalist, he restored old Islamic regulations that prohibited alcohol and attempted to enforce attendance at Friday prayers. He ordered the destruction of the musical clock organ that Elizabeth I had sent to the court during the reign of his father. The portrait is printed within a separately-printed border of allegorical figures and trophies.
[Ref: 30960] £320.00