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In this work, the author, after speaking enthusiastically about Istanbul and emphasizing its strategic position, he depicts accurately the institutions and the organization of the Ottoman Empire, as well as the life of its inhabitants. He also refers to Ottoman dignitaries he met, such as the conqueror of Famagusta, Mustafa Pasha, for whom he created a penetrative psychographic portrait.

Author: Maffio Venier (1550-1583)
Title: Descrittione dell’Imperio Turchesco
Provenance: Historical Library, Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Dimensions: 27.9 x 21 cm
Language: Italian