Item #021320 ALBUMS PHOTOGRAPHIES DE TERRE-SAINTE. ARRANGÉES AVEC SOIN PAR BOULOS MÉO, JÉRUSALEM. PHOTOGRAPHY - JERUSALEM, Adelphoi ZANGAKI.

ALBUMS PHOTOGRAPHIES DE TERRE-SAINTE. ARRANGÉES AVEC SOIN PAR BOULOS MÉO, JÉRUSALEM

[1880s]. First Edition. Hardcover. Oblong folio album (15" x 11") in morocco-backed olive wood panels with a carved Jerusalem cross and inlaid border containing a letterpress title and 48 large (@9" x 11") albumen photographs with caption and photographer's credit in the negative, mounted recto/verso to stiff printed album cards, all protected with tissue guards. Attractive Nineteenth-century tourist album of Zangaki brothers' photography compiled for sale at Boulos Méo's antique and souvenir shop at the Jaffa Gate of Old City Jerusalem. Best known for their photographs of Egypt, the Greek Zangaki brothers also documented the construction of the Suez Canal with their photographs as well as scenes in Palestine, as in this album. Images include the Wailing Wall, Jaffa Gate (Bab el-Khalil), Church of the Flagellation, Gethsemane, Mount Olive, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Mosque of Omar, and the Tower of David. Photographs Very Good to Near Fine with good contrast. Moderate wear to binding but front hinge is broken with cover still attached. Over all Very Good. Item #021320

Price: $4,500.00