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Auction 165, Lot 620

"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
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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.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light toning, an extraneous crease adjacent to the centerfold, scattered foxing, and one tiny hole in the image.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/15/2017