A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF EARLY PANORAMAS, PHOTOBOOKS AND INDIVIDUAL PRINTS, TOTALLING OVER 1700 IMAGES; HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Lot Number 84
Author Jerusalem and the Holy Land in Photographs: 1850 to c.1930
Title

A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF EARLY PANORAMAS, PHOTOBOOKS AND INDIVIDUAL PRINTS, TOTALLING OVER 1700 IMAGES; HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Year Published c.1856
Place Printed
Printed By
Description A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF EARLY PANORAMAS, PHOTOBOOKS AND INDIVIDUAL PRINTS, TOTALLING OVER 1700 IMAGES; HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

PANORAMAS:Isaacs, Albert. Jerusalem from Mt. Olivet. [c.1856], 2-PART, ALBUMEN PRINTS (overall 140 x 530mm.)[?Isaacs, A.A.] Jerusalem. [c.1857], 3-PART, SALTED PAPER PRINTS (190 x 760mm.)Robertson and Beato. Jerusalem. [1857], 2-PART, ALBUMEN PRINTS (230 x 560mm.) Cramb, John. Jerusalem. [c.1860], 2-PART, ALBUMEN PRINTS (160 x 430mm.)[Anon.] Jerusalem. [c.1860s-70s], 3-PART, ALBUMEN PRINTS (260 x 1140mm.), not joined[Anon.] Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. [c.1875], 3-PART, ALBUMEN PRINTS (215 x 760mm.)Fiorillo, Luigi. Panoramic view of Jerusalem. [c.1890s], 3-PART, ALBUMEN PRINTS (190 x 740mm.)[Anon.] Jerusalem. [c.1890s], 3-PART, ALBUMEN PRINTS (215 x 760mm.)Dormition Abbey, publisher. Jerusalem. [c.1910], ROTOGRAVURE PRINT (150 x 1240mm.)Wallace, W.R. Jerusalem. [c.1920], GELATIN SILVER PRINT (200 x 1040mm.), framedAmerican Colony. Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. [c.1930s], MAMMOTH GELATIN SILVER PRINT (440 x 1650mm.), framed PHOTOBOOKS AND ALBUMS:[Bridges, George] Selections from ... genuine photographs ... taken around the shores of the Mediterranean between the years 1846-52. Cheltenham, [1852], Parts 1 and 2 (of 3), 2 volumes, folio, 8 SALTED PAPER PRINTS (Rachel's grave; The Jews' Wailing Place [Western Wall]; The Jews' cemetery; Pompeii; the Cave of Machpelah; The Garden of Gethsemane; The Acropolis of Athens; and The Sphynx), text, Bridges's crest on the reverse of each mount and on both upper wrappers, modern brown half morocco, original wrappers bound inFrith, Francis. Sinai and Palestine [-Lower Egypt, Thebes and the Pyramids; -Upper Egypt and Ethiopia; -Egypt, Sinai and Palestine; -Supplement]. London, [1862], 4 volumes, folio, 148 gold-toned ALBUMEN PRINTS, original cloth, rebackedBedford, Francis. Photographic pictures made... during the tour of the East. Section 2. Holy Land and Syria. London, [1863], large oblong folio, 47 ALBUMEN PRINTS, contemporary red half moroccoRobertson and Beato. Jerusalem. Album photographique. Constantinople, [1864], FIRST EDITION, folio, lithographed title, 19 ALBUMEN PRINTS, original dark purple cloth boards, neatly rebackedMcDonald, James--Wilson, C.W. Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem. 1865, FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes, folio, PHOTOGRAPH VOLUME PRESENTED TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE ORDNANCE SURVEY COLONEL SIR HENRY JAMES, 2 ALBUMEN PRINTS mounted to titles of volumes 1 and 2, and 76 ALBUMEN PRINTS (including 5 PANORAMAS), plates, and 5 large folding maps, 2 additional maps, contemporary half moroccoBedford, Francis--Mott, Mrs. The stones of Palestine. London, 1865, 8vo, 12 ALBUMEN PRINTS, original green cloth, contents loose (gutta percha perished as usual)Bedford, Francis. The Holy Land, Egypt, Constantinople, Athens etc. With text... by W.M. Thompson. London, [c.1866], 4to, 48 ALBUMEN PRINTS, contemporary blue half calf, binding restoredBergheim, Peter, and others. Album. [c.1860s], Folio, 14 ALBUMEN PRINTS, 6 signed "P. Bergheim," one signed "W. Hammerschmidt", contemporary brown half moroccoBonfils, Frank Mason Good, and others. Album. [c.1860s], folio, 93 ALBUMEN PRINTS, modern black half moroccoFrith, Francis, Frank Mason Good, and others. 24 Photographic illustrations of the Holy Land. [c.1870], small 4to, 24 ALBUMEN PRINTS, loose as issued, original green cloth portfolioBonfils, Felix. Souvenirs d'Orient: Palestine. [1878], large oblong folio, 50 ALBUMEN PRINTS, contemporary red morocco-backed cloth, slightly wornMaison Bonfils. Album. [c.1860s-1870s], large oblong folio, 100 ALBUMEN PRINTS, comprising 96 large and 4 showing 40 carte-de-visite size images, contemporary black morocco, upper cover titled "Palestine"Maison Bonfils. Album. [c.1860s-1880s], oblong folio, 53 ALBUMEN PRINTS, black cloth, rebacked and recornered in black calfMaison Bonfils. Album. [c.1870s.], folio, 34 ALBUMEN PRINTS, contemporary blue morocco, rebackedBonfils, Felix. Souvenirs d'Orient: Palestine. [c.1880], 8vo, 30 ALBUMEN PRINTS, red morocco-backed clothFrith, Francis. Photo-Pictures from the Lands of the Bible. [c.1880], folio, 71 ALBUMEN PRINTS, dark green morocco, rubbedPhotochrom Zurich. Palestina. [Zurich, 1890s], oblong 4to, 27 PHOTOCHROMS, mounted, loose as issued in portfolio, slightly wornPhotochrom Zurich. Album. Zurich, [1890s], 24 PHOTOCHROMS, original olive wood boardsAmerican Colony. [Album, c.1880-1910], folio, 21 ALBUMEN AND 28 GELATIN SILVER PRINTS, contemporary green half morocco, spine slightly worn INDIVIDUAL PRINTS:Bridges, George. Christchurch, Mt. Zion. [c.1850], SALTED PAPER PRINT (165 x 200mm.)Salzmann, Auguste. Jerusalem. 1856, 14 SALTED PAPER PRINTS (each approximately 230 x 330mm., or the reverse), each on publisher's card mountLeeuw, Theodor. Mt. Zion. [c.1850s], SALTED PAPER PRINT (210 X 285mm.)Isaacs, Albert Augustus. Jerusalem from the valley of Jehosophat. [1857], SALTED PAPER PRINT (250 x 305mm.)Frith, Francis. Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. [1858], MAMMOTH ALBUMEN PRINT (375 x 475mm.) De Clerq, Louis. Jerusalem, vue des remparts. [c.1859], ALBUMEN PRINT (200 x 260mm.)Cuccioni, Tommaso. Relief from the Arch of Titus, Rome. [c.1860], ALBUMEN PRINT (330 x 460mm.)
Comments AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF JERUSALEM AND THE HOLY LAND, INCLUDING EARLY CALOTYPES, PANORAMAS AND RARE PUBLISHED ALBUMS. THE COLLECTION EXTENDS TO THE SURROUNDING COUNTRIES OF SYRIA, LEBANON AND EGYPT. The focus of this collection, formed over 25 years, was to acquire the finest examples of the earliest obtainable paper photographs of the most revered and historic sites in Jerusalem and its environs, taken by the most prominent photographers working in the Holy Land in the nineteenth century. The result is the largest single collection of photographs of the Holy Land to appear at auction, and a collection of the greatest historical significance, which would be very difficult to replicate today. A full list of the collection is available on request.
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Estimated Price GBP 300,000.00 - 350,000.00
( USD 387,000.00 - 451,500.00 )
Actual Price GBP 965,000.00 ( USD 1,408,900.00 )

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Auction House Sothebys
Website http://www.sothebys.com/
Auction Name Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Sale Number #L16401
Auction Date April 28, 2016 - April 28, 2016
Sale Name Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Total Lots 128
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