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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

    Marc Ferrez (1843-1923) and others, Photographers

    Reiseerinnerungen F Schwoerer, San Nicolas Cintra 1894. 1895.

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    Marc Ferrez (1843-1923) and others, Photographers
    Reiseerinnerungen F Schwoerer, San Nicolas Cintra 1894. 1895.
    a folio of 71 photographs mounted on light blue card leaves, comprising: 39 Brazilian subjects by Marc Ferrez including views of Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and environs, and Santos, and portraits of Bahianas, Botocudo Indians and others; 10 Argentine views, the majority of Buenos Aires by A.W.B. & C. (Photographers); 2 views of Montevideo and the River Plate; 9 views of Madeira including Funchal and the Gran Corral; 5 views of Lisbon and Cintra; one view of Tenerife; 2 of the passenger ship St Nicolas and her officers, and 3 others
    the folio 17 x 13 5/8in. (43.2 x 34.5cm.)
    contained in the contemporary purple cloth portfolio, covers with gilt decorative frame, lettered in centre, decorative endpapers, original ties intact (lower cover evenly faded, extremities rubbed, corners bumped)

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    A photographic souvenir of Schwoerer's voyage to South America in 1894-5. The St Nicolas was a passenger ship of the Hamburg South American Line from 1888 to 1896. The line was founded in 1871 and commenced operating from Hamburg via Lisbon to Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and Santos, and was later extended to the River Plate.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Some light staining and yellowing to the edges of the blue card mounts. Some of the images remain strongly contrasted black and white prints with rich blacks. Many have faded to varying degrees, some yellowing and browning to some of the prints, occasional slight spotting and a few have slight creases from the original mounting process. One image 'Entre de Rio' has a small blister in the sky. Overall in fairly good condition with the images reasonably well preserved.