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ISBN PHO_Album_ZE

N e w – `PHOTOGRAPHIES DE TERRE SAINTE’ – Holy Land by Felix Bonfils (1908)

Album Holy Land with 48 large-format photographs – Distributed by F. F. Marroum, Jerusalem
Size: 35 x 25 cm
Package of original photos and digital files
c. 1908

Félix Bonfils

Particularly beautiful and very well preserved collection of 48 photos by Bonfils, enclosed in a wood carving binding. Besides some of Bonfils’ well known photos this album comprises many rarer views and a number of rather unknwon portraits as well as scenes of local life. Our service for libraries and museums: For cataloguing and digital availability the album is offered with an electronic inventory in Excel and/or pdf format and a digital reproduction of each photograph in high resolution (c. 2 MB each). These services a...
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ISBN PHO_Album_ZF

N e w – UPPER EGYPT & CAIRO: Album with focus on Architecture & Archaeology (1908)

Large-format travel album with 262 photos including by Zangaki and Lichtenstern & Harari
Size: 42 x 32.5 cm
Package of original photos and digital files
1908

Documenting a private trip to Egypt during presumably 1908. This rarity presents, in addition to personal motifs, mainly direct insights into life in Egypt at the turn of the century and in great detail various archaeological and architectural sights, often from an unusual perspective. Some of the circa 260 pictures are from Zangaki and Lichtenstern & Harari. Impressive size of 42 x 32.5 cm. Our service for libraries and museums: For cataloguing and digital availability the album is offered with an electronic inventor...
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ISBN PHO_Album_ZC

N e w – DISCOVERY OF OIL IN IRAQ (1929/30): Baba Gurgur, Sulaiman Bek, and British Petroleum

Private album with 88 photos mainly taken during an extended business trip by car in the region between Baghdad, Tuz and Kirkuk
Package of original photos and digital files
Size: 18 x 12 cm
July 1929 and August 1930

In July 1927 oil was discovered near Kirkuk making it the first commercial oil find in Iraq. British Petroleum (BP) started drilling the first oil well at Baba Gurgur north of Kirkuk. BP was shareholder in the ‘Iraqi Petroleum Company‘. The photographs in this small album depict an interesting documentation of that time, embedded in private insights of the photographer. Our service for libraries and museums: For cataloguing and digital availability the album is offered with an electronic inventory in Excel and/or pdf forma...
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ISBN PHO_Album_ZB

N e w – CAMERA STUDIES IN IRAQ (1925) by A. Kerim and Hasso Bros., Baghdad

Album with 73 photogravures taken in Basra, Baghdad, Babylon, Ctesiphon, and Mosul
Size: 31.5 x 25 cm
Package of original photos and digital files
1925

Beautifully made photo book on Iraq from the 1920s in very good condition. 73 well preserved sepia photogravure images on 50 plates, providing a very good insight of Iraq between its shaping of its borders in 1920 and its independence from Britain in 1932; clean and crisp copy; cover: crocodile imitatation board with gilded letters. Slightly worn on the outside. Our service for libraries and museums: For cataloguing and digital availability the album is offered with an electronic inventory in Excel and/or pdf format and a ...
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ISBN PHO_Album_ZD

N e w – Portfolio `ALGERIE ET TUNISIE’ (1886)

Travel account with unknown views of Algeria and Tunisia
Size: 33 x 25 cm
Package of original photos and digital files
1886

Stunning and very well preserved travel account from a 1886 tour through Algeria and Tunisia. All photographs taken by the anonymous traveller himself who seemed to have a natural talent for good composition. Although he covers some of the generally known subjects he also gives new insights in lesser known subjects. Thus he covers the city of Tunis from different angles, presents some early pictures of Sidi-bou-Said and took several insightful pictures of local life. All photographs are meticulously glued on dark paper board...
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