Ottoman Illustrations from:

Recueil de cent estampes representant differentes nations du Levant,
gravees sur les tableaux peints d'apres nature en 1707 & 1708 par l'ordre de M. de Ferriol, Ambassadeur du Roi a la Porte; et mis au jour en 1712 & 1713 par les soins de M. Le Hay.

[Collection of one hundred prints representing different nations of the Levant, engraved on the paintings from life in 1707 & 1708 by order of M. de Ferriol, Ambassador of the King to the Porte; and brought to light in 1712 & 1713 by the care of M. Le Hay]

Paris, 1714

From Paintings by Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (Van Mour), 1671-1737

Jean Baptiste Vanmour. Born in French Flanders in 1671, he came to Istanbul in 1699, at the age of eighteen, in the suite of the French ambassador, the Marquis de Ferriol. As far as is known, he did not leave the city until his death in 1737.

Illustrations of Ottoman Court Officials



All the thumbnails on one page or:
Ottoman Government and Religious.
Ottoman Military.
Turkish Civilian.
Balkan.
Asian and African.

Paintings by Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (Van Mour), painted from 1699 to 1737

Links to Prints by Title

The Great Lord in ceremonial dress for the day of Beiram
The Great Lord in the Seraglio, with the Kizlar Aas覺
The Sultana Asseki or Sultana Queen
The Kizlar Aas覺, head of the black eunuchs. He is the keeper of the harem of the Great Lord
The Kap覺s覺 Aas覺 (Ak Aa), or chief of the white eunuchs
The Ibriktar Agasi, Officer who washes the Great Lord
The Silahtar Aas覺, or sword bearer of the Great Lord
襤癟 Oglan, Page intended to serve the Lord in the Grand Seraglio
Peyk, Page of the Sultan, who follows him on foot when he comes out
Z羹l羹fl羹 Baltac覺 - page destined to guard the imprisoned Princes
Böl羹k Ba覺, Executive Chef of the Great Lord
Ast-chi, the Great Lord's cook
Halvadgi or confectioner to the Serail
The avu Ba, Chief Bailiff
Kap覺c覺 Ba覺, or Master of Ceremonies
Solak Ba覺, or Captain of the of the Guards of the Great Lord
Solak, Guard of the Great Lord
The Bostanc覺 Ba覺, or the superintendent of the Gardens, in ceremonial dress
Kasseki, Officer of bostanjis




The present state of the Ottoman Empire by Sir Paul Rycaut, 1677



Engravers
Baron, Bernard, 1696-1762
Cochin, Charles Nicolas, 1688-1754
Du Bosc, Claude, 1684-1745
Franssières, Jacques de
Haussard, Jean-Baptiste, 1679 or 80-1749
Rochefort, Pierre de, 1673-1728
Scotin, Gérard, 1643-1715
Simonneau, Philippe, 1685-1753




















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