Engraving from two plates, sheet 315 x 200mm (12½ x 8").
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: 31953] £140.00