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.
Buhari fehe weiber soden Suerhter Reiyllenden leytten tpeiff Und tranek uer kauffen
Wie die Turgifchen Weiber im Haus geben
Schamaclan fo fchwear laft Tragen
Ruederen Umbs gelf auf den Galern Crilfen unnd Turcken Loffglindt