Ceylon | Collection of forty-two photographs, circa. 1880s
Ceylon—Scowen & Co.
Collection of forty-two photographs, circa. 1880s
42 albumen prints (approx. 215 x 280mm., or the reverse), mounted recto only on card mounts (328 x 460mm.), 33 captioned and signed by the photographer Scowen & Co. in the negative, captioned by hand in German in ink on the reverse, housed in a contemporary fitted buckram box with red label on the spine titled 'Ceylon: Colombo, Kandy, Nowara-elia', some fading, spotting and stains to mounts and occasionally to images, box stained and slightly worn
A very good collection of portraits and views of Ceylon.
One of a series of 13 portfolios of travel photographs assembled by a collector/traveller in the 1890s, see also lots 4, 5, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 52 and 159.
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