Sultan Mohammed IV; Mahumet Quartus Magnus Turcarum Imperator Christianitatis Hostis Perpetuus.
Ex firmis Nicolai Visscher cum Privil: Ordin: Gen: Belgii Fœderati. [n.d., c.1680.]
Engraving, very rare. Sheet 390 x 285mm (15¼ x 11¼") Trimmed within platemark.
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.
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