Ottoman Soldiers from contemporary European Illustrations by Melchior Lorck, 1570-83

A Delli


A knight on horseback; in profile to left; the figure with the wings of a large bird on his helmet, his shield and dangling from the top of his lance; the horse with a lion skin as saddle cloth; from a series of 127 woodcuts. 1576
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Fischer catalogue #22
Corresponding text (1688 edition):
“Dely oder Türkischen Rittern”
[Deli or Turkish Knight]

Fischer, Erik. 2009. Melchior Lorck, 5 volumes. Copenhagen: The Royal Library.

A Delli (Tollköpfe) by Knötel based on this illustration by Melchior Lorck
A Delli by L & F Funcken based on this illustration by Melchior Lorck

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