Egypt—Felix Bonfils | Eleven mammoth photographs of Egypt. [circa. 1880]
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Eleven mammoth photographs of Egypt. [circa. 1880]
Large oblong folio (485 x 635mm.), 11 mammoth albumen prints (288 x 382mm., or the reverse), individually mounted on printed thick card mounts, each with a sheet of lithographed text by Brugueirolle of Alais pasted on the reverse with caption and description in French, English, and German, loose as issued, housed in a contemporary red cloth portfolio, remains of green cloth ties, slight spotting to mounts, minor edge wear, portfolio rubbed
RARE LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHS OF EGYPT BY BONFILS. These photographs by Felix Bonfils were published by Brugueirolle of Alais and comprise: The Three Pyramids; Temple of Chaffra; Sphynx and Pyramid of Cheops; the Sphynx; Dahabieh, or travellers' boat on the Nile; Valley of Tombs; The Virgin's Tree at Mataryeh; Obelisk of Helopolis at Mataryeh; Cairo taken from the Citadel; Citadel of Cairo; Alexandria, Pompey's Column; and Alexandria, Consul's Palace.
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