Auction 56
Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Lot Number 67

Book on the Ottoman Empire – Nuremberg, 1789 – Engravings

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Lot Number 67

Book on the Ottoman Empire – Nuremberg, 1789 – Engravings

Abbildung des Türkischen Hofes nach den Gemälden welche Herrn von Ferriol. Nuremberg: Christoph Weigel and Adam Gottlieb Schneider, 1789. German.
"Illustrations of the Turkish Royal Court", book describing the Ottoman Empire in the early 18th century, with 77 engravings after paintings by the Flemish painter Jean Baptiste Vanmour, commissioned by Charles de Ferriol, who was the French ambassador to the Ottoman Empire.
Seventy-four of the etchings depict Turkish figures, including the Turkish Sultan Ahmed III and his entourage, military men and various officials, local figures - including some Jewish figures - and more. The other three engravings depict a wedding, a funeral and a dervish dance (all three are folded).
The French-Flemish artist Jean Baptiste Vanmour (1671-1737) gained renown for his paintings depicting the Ottoman Empire. In 1699 he joined the entourage of the French ambassador to Istanbul, Charles de Ferriol, where he painted the portraits of the senior officials of the Ottoman government, clerics and military men, and other figures (he continued doing so after de Ferriol returned to France in 1711). In 1714 de Ferriol published, in Paris, a book with a series of engravings after paintings he commissioned from Vanmour. The book garnered instant success, was translated into a number of languages and republished in several editions, including the present one.
XII, 136 pp + 77 engraved plates (three of which are folded), 20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Repaired tears to several leaves. Cardboard binding with leather spine and corners.
Not in NLI.

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700$

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