Large Collection of Oriental Photographs

Large Collection of Oriental Photographs

With Focus on Islamic Architecture & Daily Life Late 19th & Early 20th Centuries


Order No.: PHO_014
Status: sold
Price: 37 500 € (excl. VAT)

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This unusual collection of Oriental Photography (late 19th and early 20th centuries) with focus on Islamic Architecture and Daily Life is being put up for sale in its entirety.

Subjects covered are amongst others:
- Market scenes, workshops, street kitchens, hunting, water wells, bedouin tents, transport by boat and by camel
- Urban structures, mosques, markets, harbours, houses, palaces, ornament, the Suez Canal

The Regional focus is on the Maghreb countries, Egypt, Bilad al-Sham and Istanbul.

Besides more than 250 single photographs the collection contains three albums. The total number of photographs is 454 of which almost two thirds (286) were taken by well-known photographers or studios as Legekian, Zangaki, Bonfils, Sebah, Sebah & Joaillier, Abdullah Frères, Beato, Leroux, Arnoux, Fiorillo, Garrigues, Catalanotti, Dubois, Fettel, Neuerdein and P.Z. (Photoglobe Zurich).

The collection is accessible through an inventory in Excel or pdf format and each photograph has been reproduced digitally.

More than 450 photographs are available in acid-free sleeves and archive boxes