FRENCH WEST AFRICA
Album of 119 photographs of French West Africa. [c.1880-1892]
Oblong folio (242 x 320mm.), manuscript title, 2 2-part folding albumen print panoramas (170 x 403mm. and 200 x 510mm.), 115 albumen prints (from 100 x 70mm. to 145 x 231mm.,or the reverse), mounted recto and verso, manuscript captions in French, contemporary red velvet, some fading or surface abrasions, binding slightly worn
Album compiled during a business trip through French West Africa. The destinations include: "Sénégal" (Senegal), "Soudan Français" (Mali), "Rivières du Sud" (coastal region in Guinea), "Guinée Portuguise" (Guinea-Bissau), "Guinée Française" (French Guinea) and "Guinée Anglaise" (Sierra Leone).
Presentation inscription to manuscript title: "A Monsieur A. Bonnefon.. Bordeaux 26 Octobre 1892. Souvenir de A. Perret"
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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