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Timothy O'Sullivan (1840-1882) and William Bell (1830-1910)

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300,000 - 500,000 USD
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372,500 USD
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  • Timothy O'Sullivan (1840-1882) and William Bell (1830-1910)
  • 'Photographs Showing Landscapes, Geological and Other Features, of Portions of the Western Territory of the United States, Obtained in Connection with Geographical and Geological Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (Seasons of 1871, 1872 and 1873)'
(Washington, D. C.: War Department Corps of Engineers, 1874-75), an album containing 49 albumen prints by Timothy O'Sullivan and William Bell, many numbered in the negative, each on the two-toned Wheeler Survey mount, the photographer’s credit, title, plate number, survey information, and decorative cartouche in letterpress on the mount, 1871-73.  Elephant portrait folio, reddish brown 1/2 morocco, spine with semi-raised bands in six compartments, tooled and lettered in gilt, Library of Congress book-plate on the front marbled pastedown, all edges gilt; accompanied by 'Ancient Ruins in the Cañon de Chelle, N. M.' by O'Sullivan, albumen print, on the two-toned Wheeler Survey mount, the photographer's credit, title, 'No. 11,' and survey information in letterpress on the mount, 1873 (1 album and 1 loose print)
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