1537 The Blue Dome of the Soltaniyeh Mosque (Iran). By Ottoman Turk Matrakçı Nasuh, a polymath who created a new form of art under Suleyman that depicted the topography of cities of the Ottoman Empire with great precision and detail. Istanbul University Library 5967.
Miniature with poems in Persian language written at two corners:Suleiman the magnificent marching with army in Nakhichevan,summer 1554,Ottoman forces captured Yerevan,Karabakh and Nakhjuwan and destroyed palaces,villas and gardens. Although Sulieman threatened Ardabil,the military situation was essentially a stalemate by the end of the 1554 campaign season. Tahmasp sent an ambassador to Sulieman’s winter quarters in Erzurum in Sept.1554 to sue for peace.