Adolphe Braun & Co.
'Photographische Ansichten der Gotthardbahn', 1870s-80s
Portfolio of seventy carbon prints, each approx. 11 x 9 in., mounted on two-tone card, printed photographers' credit, series and individual titles on mounts, green cloth, titled in gilt on front cover, large folio; with eight miscellaneous European views. (a lot)
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The tunnel and subsequent railway through St. Gotthard, begun in 1872 and completed in 1882, connected the north and south of Europe, enabling people to travel quickly across the country for the first time.