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Venice--Ponti, Charles
SOUVENIR PHOTOGRAPHIQUE DE VENISE. VENICE: CHARLES PONTI, [C.1860]
Oblong folio (300 x 405mm.), lithographed title with metallic ink, 21 ALBUMEN PRINTS (average 215 x 280mm., or the reverse), individually mounted on thick card, recto only, most with the photographer's blindstamp to a corner of the print, each neatly captioned in ink on the mount, publisher's dark purple cloth gilt, upper cover titled in gilt, flat spine, a few marginal stains, binding very slightly rubbed
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Provenance

Schloss Gottlieben, Thurgau, Switzerland, blindstamp on title

Catalogue Note

FINE EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF VENICE. The Swiss photographer and optician Charles (or Carlo) Ponti settled in Venice around 1852 and established a photography studio offering views of Venice for tourists. In 1866, he was appointed optician to Victor Emmanuel II.

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