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ROSBACH, J.F. - Mustapha I. Türckischer käyser.

ROSBACH, J.F. -  Mustapha I. Türckischer käyser.
Mustapha I. Türckischer käyser. - ROSBACH, J.F.
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Title : Mustapha I. Türckischer käyser..
Map maker : ROSBACH, J.F..
Date : Leipzig, 1721/1722.
Size : 11.2 x 7.1 inches. / 28.5 x 18.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Portrait engraving of Mustapha I. or Mustafa I (1591-1639), Ottoman sultan (1617-1618, 1622-1623), brother and successor of Ahmed I to the throne of the Ottoman Empire (Turkey).
Engraved by Johann Friedrich Rosbach. Set aside for incompetence, he was succeeded in 1618 by his nephew Osman II, who was executed in 1622. Mustafa, who was probably insane, returned to the throne only to be displaced by another nephew, Murad IV.
During Mustafa's reign additional territory was lost to Persia.
The portrait is surrounded by a wonderful decorative motif mimicking a frame against a wonderfully etched background. It features two lions flanking a cherub resting above an angelic face at the top of the print. From the corners appears a cascading grape vine design that flows downward, undulating past two grotesque heads, and framing the sides of the portrait. Upon the base of the frame two dragons sit at the corners, while an ornate, broach-like oval is found in the center, flanked by two additional cherubs.
Condition : Very good condition. Paper slightly age-toned.

ID: 29059

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