Evliya Çelebi describes the courtyard of the Şehzâde Mosque, at the center of which was a circular pool filled with sweet waters. The mosque was constructed by Sinan between 1543 and 1548, but the fountain was a later gift of Murad IV (1623–1640).
Source: Travel Account, 17th century
-Nurhan Atasoy, Seyit Ali Kahraman
Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnâmesi: Topkapı Sarayı Bağdat 304 Yazmasının transkripsiyonu (Open in Zotero)
Originally published at: Atasoy, Nurhan, and Seyit Ali Kahraman “Courtyard of Şehzâde Mosque.” Middle East Gardens Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, December 1, 2014. https://www.doaks.org/resources/middle-east-garden-traditions/catalogue/C98. Archived at: https://perma.cc/5UDZ-R9BM.