Ottoman Costume - Rålamb Book
The 'Rålamb Costume Book' is a small volume containing 121 miniatures in Indian ink with gouache and some gilding, displaying Turkish officials, occupations and folk types.
They were acquired in Constantinople in 1657-58 by Claes Rålamb who led a Swedish embassy to the Sublime Porte, and arrived in the Library in 1886.
This volume is a variant of the so-called muraqqa-album type, which is rather common in libraries in Europe.
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