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town miniatures of the ottoman period

the series interprets the miniatures from “the itinerary and the description of the stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” of nasuhü’s silâhi, who was a renowned mathematician, historian, calligrapher, painter and knight during the reign of süleyman the magnificent.  in this exceptional work which was created during kanuni’s first iraq campaign between 1533-36, and which is considered as a 16th century land atlas of anatolia, west iran and iraq; nasuhü’s silâhi illustrates the nature and the settlements along the itinerary of the army, totally based on his own observations, yet all with respect to their relative locations, with a truly naive sweetness; in a lively, credible and indeed a beautiful way.   in these guilded and colorful miniatures, the towns, fortresses, houses with their invitingly open doors, market places, lodges, baths; as well as mountains, plains, trees and waters; even birds or rabbits, reflect the warmth of the hot near eastern sun

the series contains  12   paintings

 

 

 

 

 

200801  /  “the description of the itinerary and stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” / detail from the miniature of tebriz / matrakçi nasuh / 1533-36 library of istanbul university / t-5964 / p. 27b / istanbul /  oil painting on canvas

80 x 80 cm 

 

 

 

200811 / “the description of the itinerary and stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” / detail from the miniature of istanbul / matrakçi nasuh / 1533-36 library of istanbul university / t-5964 / p. 8b-9a / istanbul /  oil painting on canvas

120 x 150 cm 

 

 

 

200802 / “the description of the itinerary and stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” / detail from the miniature of gebze / matrakçi nasuh / 1533-36 library of istanbul university / t-5964 / p. 12b / istanbul  /  oil painting on canvas

80 x 80 cm 

 

 

 

19922  /  “the description of the itinerary and stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” / detail from the miniature of erzurum  / matrakçı nasuh / 1533-36 library of istanbul university / t-5964 / p. 23b / istanbul  /  oil paintıng on canvas

120 x 100 cm 

 

 

 

200809  /  “the description of the itinerary and stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” / detail from the miniature of eskişehir / matrakçi nasuh / 1533-36 library of istanbul university / t-5964 / p. 109b / istanbul  /  oil painting on canvas

80 x 80 cm 

 

 

 

200805  /  “the description of the itinerary and stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” / detail from the miniature of sivas / matrakçi nasuh / 1533-36 library of istanbul university / t-5964 / p. 20a / istanbul / oil painting on canvas

80 x 80 cm 

 

 

 

200808  /  “the description of the itinerary and stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” / detail from the miniature of hille / matrakçi nasuh / 1533-36 library of istanbul university / t-5964 / p. 67b-68a / istanbul  /  oil painting on canvas  

80 x 80 cm 

 

 

 

200810  /  “the description of the itinerary and stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” / detail from the miniature of adana / matrakçi nasuh /  1533-36 library of istanbul university / t-5964 / p. 108b / istanbul  /  oil painting on canvas

80 x 80 cm 

 

 

 

200807  /  “the description of the itinerary and stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” / detail from the miniature of huban / matrakçi nasuh / 1533-36 library of istanbul university / t-5964 / p. 23a / istanbul  /  oil painting on canvas

80 x 80 cm 

 

 

 

200806  / “the description of the itinerary and stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” / detail from the miniature of ercis / matrakçi nasuh /

1533-36 library of istanbul university /  t-5964 / p. 25b / istanbul / oil painting on canvas

80 x 80 cm 

 

 

 

200804  /  “the description of the itinerary and stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” / detail from the miniature of konya / matrakçi nasuh / 1533-36 library of istanbul university / t-5964 / p. 17a / istanbul  /   oil painting on canvas

80 x 80 cm 

 

 

 

200803  /  “the description of the itinerary and stages of sultan süleyman han’s campaign in iraq” / detail from the miniature of iznik / matrakçi nasuh / 1533-36 library of istanbul university / t-5964 / p. 14b / istanbul /  oil painting on canvas

80 x 80 cm