646. [Europe - Italy]

Traveling in Italy, departing from Germany and finishing in Switzerland and France.

Nov.-Dec. 1868

504 photos except some engr., most b/w, various sizes (mostly small, only 9 photos of ca. 19 x 25 cm), pasted on support ff., ms. or printed captions in French (some support ff. detached).

In an oblong 4to album by Denoix: blind ruled red shagreen, front cover gilt tiled "E.D. Novembre et décembre 1868", flat spine (sl. rubbed, more on edges).

The album starts with the portraits of man and woman, most probably the travellers. Photos showing views of cities, monuments, statues and paintings. Germany, 96 photos: Cologne (town hall, the cathedral, St. Gereon's Basilica, synagogue, etc.), Bingen, the Lorelei, Bacharach (ruins of the Werner Chapel), Frankfurt (cathedral, the Römer, fountain of Gutenberg, etc.), Munich (frescoes of the Nibelungen Halls in the Royal Palace, paintings from i.a. Rubens & Rembrandt, etc.), Meran, etc. - Italy, 301 photos: Venice (the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, Doge's Palace, Clock Tower on the Piazza San Marco, etc.), Bologna (Fountain of Neptune, Tower degli Asinelli, etc.), Firenze (Palazzo Vecchio, porta San Gallo, the Baptistery of St John, etc.), Naples (various views with the Vesuvius in background, grotta di Pozzuoli, Sorrento, Capri, Pompei, etc., with 14 photos heightened with gouache incl. 9 sm. photos of costumes and 6 original gouaches (12 x 9 cm), one depicting the eruption of Vesuvius (21,5 x 14 cm)), Rome (Basilica of St Pieter, Castel Sant'Angelo, Colosseum, the Forum Romanum, etc.), Pisa, etc. - France, 56 photos: Lyon ("Rue impériale" now "Rue de la République", "place de l'Impératrice", etc.), Paris (Panthéon, Notre-Dame, Saint-Sulpice, The Louvre, Paris in ruins (20): Vendôme column, Royal Palace, The Tuileries Palace, "rue Royale", the Hôtel de Ville, etc.). - Switzerland, 51 photos: Nyon, Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux, the Bernese Oberland, fold. engr. of the panorama of Faulhorn, etc.

€ 400 / 500

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