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Tribute to the sultan in the presence of the army, a view of Constantinople in background; frontispiece to the French translation of Sir Paul Rycaut's "Histoire de l'Empire Ottoman" (The Hague:

Mufti  Official expounder of Muslim law.   Claes Rålamb (8 May 1622 – 14 March 1698) was a Swedish statesman. The 'Rålamb Costume Book' is a small volume containing 121 miniatures in Indian ink with gouache and some gilding, displaying Turkish officials, occupations and folk types. They were acquired in Constantinople in 1657-58 by Claes Rålamb who led a Swedish embassy to the Sublime Porte, and arrived in the Swedish Royal Library / Manuscript Department in 1886.

Rålamb Costume Book 132 Mufti Official expounder of Muslim law.