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1683 Siege of Vienna, Austria - 7 of 10
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Ontdeckte en vernietigde Myn der Turken onder | de Keyserlycke Burgh = Mine des Turcqs sous la Cour Imperiale, decou- | verte et defaicte, Romeyn de Hooghe (1683)In 1683, Nicolaas Visscher II (1649-1702) published a series of ten prints about the Turkish siege of the city of Vienna with the most important pictures of the war. The prints were engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) after drawings from the Antwerp artist Jacobus Peeters. On September 2, 1683, a large amount of gunpowder was found that the Turks intended to explode in the castel of the Emperor, the Hofburg. The print depicts the surprise attack by the Austrians on the Turks which prevented the explosion.
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