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Argentina—Félix Corte | Album of photographs titled 'Souvenir au voyage à "La Buena Experanza"' ... 1885.

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Argentina—Félix Corte | Album of photographs titled 'Souvenir au voyage à "La Buena Experanza"' ... 1885.

Argentina—Félix Corte | Album of photographs titled 'Souvenir au voyage à "La Buena Experanza"' ... 1885.

Estimate:

1,000

to
- 1,500 GBP

Current bid:

900

GBP

(1 bid, reserve met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

7 days, 3 hours

7 days, 3 hours

May 13, 03:29 PM (GMT)

May 13, 03:29 PM (GMT)

Argentina—Félix Corte


Album of photographs titled 'Souvenir au voyage à "La Buena Experanza" en Octobre & Novembre 1885'. [Rosario, c.1885]


Oblong folio (305 x 475mm.), preliminary leaf with mounted letterpress title, 16 albumen prints (201 x 267mm.), individually mounted on thick card, recto only, each with letterpress caption pasted on the mount and photographer's purple ink stamp on the reverse ('Fotografia / F. Corte / Puerto 122 ¾ / Rosario'), contemporary maroon half calf, maroon cloth boards, upper cover stamped in gilt ('VOYAGE A LA BUENA ESPERANZA'), fading and occasional slight wear to images, scattered spotting and dust-stains, binding slightly worn


A RARE PRIVATELY PUBLISHED ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS which documents a two-month journey into La Pampa organised by Messrs. Paats, Casas and Echesortu, with an administrator Mr Machado, and 8 inspectors. The directors hired Félix Corte to travel with them and photographically document the region and the expedition. One of the photographs shows the directors and other members of the expedition, another shows the directors with the Italian missionary Marco Donati with an adopted native boy.


We have been unable to trace another copy of this album.

Félix Corte was an Italian professional photographer who ran one of the most important studios in Rosario in the Argentinian province of Santa Fe between 1880 and 1911.

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