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Venice, as rendered by Ottoman admiral & cartographer Piri Reis in his "Kitab-i Bahriye" (Bokok of the Sea), a book of portolan charts & sailing directions produced in the early century. via islamic arts

Aqa Mirak. Iskandar réconfortant Dârâ pendant que ses deux meurtriers sont pendus (détail), 1550-1560.

artdetails: Aqa Mirak, Iskandar réconfortant Dârâ pendant que ses deux…

copy of a 17th C. Mughal painting of Jahangir shooting Malik Ambar through the head. Malik began life as a slave in India. He was freed when his owner died. He became the most prominent African to rule over non-Africans when in 1560 he took over the Nizam Shahi kingdom in Deccani India. He built cities, formed a revenue system that lasted until Indian independence, was a great general, and successful at guerrilla warfare."    Freer Gallery of Art, D.C.

Mughal dream painting of Jahangir shooting his non-Mughal rival Malik Ambar through the head. Malik was an African ex-slave who in 1560 ruled a Deccan kingdom. Ambar actually died at 80 a natural death. Freer Gallery of Art, D.

Miniatura buque otomano I

Minyatür - "Ey cemali gül yüzü bedr-i münir / Ey kamu düşmüşlere sen destgir"…

1450 - 1455 By Pisanello, wounded knight, armour is already stripped, he wears mail skirt and shortened hauberk over a tightly fitting arming garment

1450 - 1455 By Pisanello, wounded knight, armour is already stripped, he wears mail skirt and shortened hauberk over a tightly fitting arming garment. I like the way the "round" tent is shown to be multi-sided.

The 1480 Siege of Rhodes (ships of the Hospitaliers in forefront, Turkish camp in background), from ‘Gestorum Rhodiae obsidionis commentarii’, 1481

The 1480 Siege of Rhodes (ships of the Hospitaliers in forefront, Turkish camp in background), from ‘Gestorum Rhodiae obsidionis commentarii’, 1481

horse miniature painting - Bing Resimler

Design Specific Custom Indian Wedding Invitation Card

Frescoes bring you Indian Wedding invitation Cards, Designer Marriage cards, Wedding Invitations, Indian Cards

Fortune's Wheel, Guillaume de Marchaut, Paris end of the 14thc

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français f. (Fortune’s wheel). Guillaume de Machaut, A True Story (Le voir dit). Paris, end of the century. That wheel is quite possibly unique.

Caravan of Pilgrims traveling to Mecca,  al-Wasiti, Yahya ben Mahmud Al-Hariri's Maqamat, Baghdad, 1237, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Caravan of Pilgrims traveling to Mecca, al-Wasiti, Yahya ben Mahmud Al-Hariri's Maqamat Baghdad, 1237 (Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris)

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