Ottoman Illustrations from:

I Turchi. Codex Vindobonensis 8626

Religious

Bartolemeo von Pezzen, ambassador to Constantinople from 1586 to 1591, wanted to describe Turkish habits and customs to his lord, Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II. He employed an unknown painter to record the scenes and characters that once animated the streets of Istanbul. The result was a volume of images that belonged for many years to the Emperors of Austria and was then conserved in the National Library of Vienna.


96. Die leychf Tragen lauffer zaufchen


Fungen so fern aleoran aus geffen Haben fanion alper anett

Schergen die machen


Zruchffes der Wafcha


Pfaffen Wan die mitt der begrebuus gen


Griechiifche pattriachen fampt ettlichen ordens minnich


Griechifche Pfaffnen


Dasfind auch pfaffen aus das Machometts Freinffchfft


Fuden wie fie Zu Constantinpoll ghen


Arabfehe Pfaffen aus Felicia

Main Source: Turkish Cultural Foundation. Nurhan Atasoy Archive.
The captions are the Turkish Cultural Foundation's attempt at transcribing the German on the manuscript, but, probably by a non-German reader. f should often be ſ (long s).

Punishment illustrations from I Turchi. Codex Vindobonensis 8626
Entertainment illustrations from I Turchi. Codex Vindobonensis 8626
Women & Miscellaneous illustrations from I Turchi. Codex Vindobonensis 8626
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