631. [Asia - America]

Port-Saïd, Colombo, Singapour, Hong-Kong, Canton, Japon, Lac Salé, Niagara.

Late 19th - early 20th c

175 original photographs (albumen prints) and photo reproductions, various dimensions, some heightened with colours, pasted on heavy cardboard, captions on the photos and the mounts, some with blindstamp in lower right corner.

Contemp. gilt-ruled green leather with corners (sl. rubbed), cloth on gilt titled covers, flat spine, marbled endpapers.

Attractive set of photos guiding us through: Egypt (4): Port Saïd. With signature of Péridis (established himself in Port Saïd around 1870). Sri Lanka (8): Colombo: ancient temple, beach, village, market stall, covered wagons. Singapore (13): rickshaw puller, Chinese barber, a Klingalese girl, a Chinese towkay, Chinese temples, Japan street, Raffle's Quay, a street in Chinatown. With blindstamp of G.R. Lambert & Co (active 1875-1919), photographers for the King of Siam and the Sultan of Johore. Lambert and Co had studios in Delhi, Sumatra and Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. Hong-Kong (39): harbour, street and mountain views showing rickshaws, boats, people in traditional costume, cricket players, a lady and her son carried in a litter, the railway. Guangzhou (former Canton) (29): harbours and boats, a pagoda, the Hualin temple, narrow streets, a train. Japan (47): Mount Nantai at Nikko, Mount Fuji, a large bell in a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, priest dancing during a funeral rite, the bell of Daibutsu in Kyoto, interior and exterior of Chion-in in Kyoto, Shinto temples in Nikko, the Sacred Bridge in Nikko, shrines and temples, Cedar Avenue, the Kirifuri waterfall, Tōshō-gū Shinto shrine, Futarasan Shrine, interior details of temples a.o. the three wise monkeys, a Japanese pictoral maxim, gods. Salt Lake City (13): panorama, Salt Lake Temple, Assembly Hall, Eagle Gate, the Saltair Pavilion. Niagara Falls (22).

€ 800 / 1.000

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