[Aurangzeb] Schach Orangzef,Supremus Mogol.
Engraving. Platemark: 285 x 170mm (11¼ x 6¾"). Very large margins.
Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb (1618 - 1707), commonly known as Aurangzeb Alamgir and by his imperial title Alamgir, was the sixth Mughal Emperor and ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent during some parts of his reign. His reign lasted for 49 years from 1658 until his death in 1707 with an elephant on his knees behind him. Plate 83 from the scarce series of historical portraits, 'Principum et illustrium quorundam virorum. Qui in Europa alibique terrarum, qua fama, qua eruditione celebres fuerunt, verae imagines', published Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) c.1710.
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