Mahmoud II, Empereur des Ottomans.
Line Engraving. 240mm x 150mm. (9½" x 6"). Trimmed to upper and lower plate mark.
Portrait of Mahmoud II (1789-1839) on horseback. Mahmoud II was the 30th sultan of the Ottoman Empire noted for his fiscal, military and administrative reforms which culminated in the Decree of Tanzimat. During his reign Greece gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire (recognized by the 1832 Treaty of Constantinople). Engraved by John Alais (1792-c.1820, fl.).
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