• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 275

    A PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HEJAZ RAILWAY

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    A PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HEJAZ RAILWAY
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1900
    Comprising 37 photographs, each showing an important feat of the civil engineering of the Hejaz Railway, with Turkish riq'a description below, laid down on white card, in red morocco binding with gilt stamped borders, the front cover with tughra and arms of Sultan 'Abdul Hamid II (r. 1876-1909), the back cover with a gold crescent and star, brown staining mostly in the margins, minor scuffing
    Each photograph 3 7/8 x 5½in. (10 x 14cm.); folio 4 7/8 x 8 1/8in. (12.5 x 20.8cm.)


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