Review Drawn Miniature of Tabriz City by Nasuh in 16th century

Document Type : Original Paper


Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Art, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran


Nasuh, Known as Matrakci was a miniature painter who accompanied King Suleiman Kanuni during his
campaign to Iran in 940-42 AH/1533-36 AD and he has drawn many miniature from lots of Iranian cities including Khoy, Tabriz, Zanjan, Soltaniyeh, Hamedan, and Ghasre Shirin to Baghdad and Shahre Zur, Baneh, Bukan, Maraghe. Being capital during one part of the Safavid dynasty and in the other part as the second most important political, economical, social, cultural and architectural city in Iran, Tabriz was considered a very important city. Unfortunately, the natural and artificial disasters such as incessant earthquakes and war with the powerful neighboring countries like ottoman had destroyed many parts of its structure. Therefore
drawn miniature from Tabriz is the most comprehensive visual documents of one of the powerful city of Iran in Safavid Era that it’s reviewing helps a lot to recognition lost elements of this city in the 16th century.