Scenes From The 16th. Century Ottoman Empire Vol. 2
Edited by : Mehmet Tütüncü & Ömer Erdem
SCENES from 1526-1533
COECKE VAN DER AELST Moeurs et Fachons des Moeurs Turcz Manners and Customs of
the Turks and Mercenaries and Turks and other 16th Century Turkish prints...
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NORTHERN EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE AND TURKISH IMAGE
This second volume of our series “Scenes from the 16th Century Ottoman Empire” collects
some of the very early illustrations of Ottoman Empire and its people by Northern Artists.
(Netherlandish, Flemish, German, Austrian and Swiss) It consists of 4 main parts with in
every part an art object or an artist. We have given this volume the name of Coecke van der
Aelst because his Customs of fashions of Turks is the main object of this book.
The four objects are accompanied by earlier published articles by different authors.
1. Mercenaries and Turks 1530 (Museum Booijmans van Beuningen)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has since 2010 exceptional set of prints from 1530 called
“Landsknechten en Turken” or in english Mercenaries (lansquenets) and Turks, In terms of
subject, the lansquenet set (20 woodcut prints) and the Turks is a set of 18 prints. (16 Turks
and 2 Muscovites)
We will repint in this book the complete Turkish set with additional few specimens of
Lansquenets. This chapter is introduced by an article by Peter van der Coelen who is curator
of Prints and drawings of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam:
2. Jan Swart van Groningen, Süleyman and His Cortege, 1526
Second chapter of the book consists of 4 drawings made by Jan Swart van Groningen Netherlandish,
ca. I500-ca. 1560.
3. Pieter Coecke van Aelst Customs and Fashions of Turcs and (1553)
The set of Turks from Museum Booijmans van Beuningen, meanwhile, has a splendid counterpart
in Pieter Coecke van Aelst’s 1553 frieze, more than four metres wide, depicting the
customs and practices of the Turks.4. The Wall map of the Turkish Campaign of 1529
4. The Wall map of the Turkish Campaign of 1529
The last work of art we present in this volume is a Map of an Ottoman Campaign. This map
by Johann Haselberg (1514-1537) is a very remarkable map which was recently discovered
wall map by swiss artists which is now housed in England is our closing