Portrait of a Mughal Emperor

Portrait of a Mughal Emperor (circa 1540)

Probably of Babur (1483 – 1531) seated on a stone carved throne, holding the sword of Islam. Published in The Cosmographia, in 1544, this book was the earliest German description of the world. Later the book had numerous editions in Latin, French, Italian, Czech and English.

Woodcut printed on hand made paper by Sebastian Munster (1488 – 1552), he was a cartographer and Jewish Scholar.

Size: 13.5 x 8.5 in. (34.3 x 21.6 cms.)
Date of printing – circa 1580