Ottoman Turkish Illustrations from:

Stanislaw Zamoyski's Album

Album containing 100 colour pages of costumes of dignitaries and officers of the court during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim (1640-1648).


Sultan Ibrahim on horseback with a Bostancı and two Solaks.



Silâhdars, the officials who had charge of the personal arms of the Sultan and who commanded his personal suite. The silâhdar stood behind the Sultan's throne holding his weapons and accompanied him in procession and on campaign. Wearing the red janissary (yeniçeri) felt head-dress (börk) with a strip down the back and a gold brim.


Bostancı kethüdası, the steward of the gardeners (subsequently commander of the imperial guard). Carrying an axe, he is wearing the tall white turban, mücevveze.


Other Albums:
Illustrations of Ottomans of 1570 from an album by Szigetvári Csöbör Balázs
I Turchi. Codex Vindobonensis 8626 of Bartolemeo von Pezzen, 1586 to 1591
Military Pictures from Peter Mundy's Album, A briefe relation of the Turckes, 1618
Military Pictures from Hans Sloan's The Habits of the Grand Signor's Court, c.1620
Pictures from the Ralamb Costume Book, 1657
Pictures from Heinrich Friedrich von Diez's Album Costumes Turcs, c.1790

Ottoman Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers in the 15th to 19th Centuries
Other Illustrations of Ottoman Janissaries (Janizary, Yeniceri)
Other 17th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers



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