"Feldt Schlacht des Bassa von Alepo mit dem Obersten Vezier",
Subject: Aleppo, Syria
Period: 1608 (circa)
Publication: Warhafftige Beschreibunge aller Furnemen und Gedenckwurdigen Historien
Color: Hand Color
9.4 x 7.5 inches
23.9 x 19.1 cm
This very rare engraving depicts a battle between the Ottoman Empire and a Kurdish clan led by Canboladoglu Ali in 1607. Ali's uncle, Huseyin, had been appointed governor of Aleppo in 1604 by Sultan Ahmed I in gratitude for protecting the city against Damascene janissaries. In 1605, however, Huseyin was executed on treason charges, causing Ali to start a rebellion. The Ottoman Empire succeeded in crushing the rebellion in 1607, restoring order to the region. This engraving was published in Theodor Meurer's Warhafftige Beschreibunge aller Furnemen und Gedenckwurdigen Historien.
Watermarked paper with light toning, an extraneous crease adjacent to the centerfold, scattered foxing, and one tiny hole in the image.