|Artist||Frederick Hendrik van Hove|
|Published||[Printed by J. M. for John Starkey at the Mitre in Fleet Street near Temple Bar, 1680]|
|Dimensions||Image 177 x 145, Plate 241 x 156, Sheet 294 x 187 mm|
A portrait of the Turkish Emperor Sultan Mahomet IV (ruled 1642-1693), wearing an ornate feathered turban and carrying a sceptre. From Paul Rycaut's 'The History of the Turkish Empire from the Year 1640. to the Year 1677', first published in 1679.
Frederick Hendrick Van Hove (circa 1628-1698) was an engraver born in The Hague. He studied under F. Bouttats in Antwerp before moving back to work in his hometown as a draughtsman and engraver. He came to London in around 1692, where he worked for the last years of his life.
Sir Paul Rycaut FRS (23 December 1629–16 November 1700) was a British diplomat and historian, and an authority on the Ottoman Empire.
Condition: Time toned. Glue stains to right margin together with small losses. Paper wear, surface dirt and some foxing.