Apr 17, 2014 - Sale 2345

Sale 2345 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,400 - $ 1,800
Pair of travel albums with approximately 270 photographs of many remote destinations and native people throughout New Zealand and Australia. The first chock-a-block with approximately 200 photographs, including 40 beautiful topographic panoramas. The second with a concentration of accomplished views by local commercial photographers, with more than 70 remarkable views of the natural beauty of Australia, comprising 10 stunning commercial pictures of the the jungle and giant eucalyptus trees by J.W. Lindt (Melbourne), 12 underground caves by Kerry (of Sydney), 8 albumen prints of the Inferno and Native women by Iles of Rotopua, 12 scenes by Muir and Moodie (Dunedin), and an assortment of additional picturesque views and snapshots. Albumen, printing-out paper and silver prints, various sizes from 3x2 to 8x6 inches (7.6x5.1 to 20.3x15.2 cm.) and 3x11 1/2 inches (7.6x29.2 cm.), many are captioned on the mount or in the negative. Folios, leatherette; all edges gilt. 1890s

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For the intrepid late 19th-century traveler who enjoyed rigorous hiking and excursions into the bush, a trip to New Zealand and Australia were "de rigeur." The photographer took many snapshots, which were complemented with an array of stunning commercial views by a host of local photographers. The panoramics are especially lovely as are the scenes of Maori women and the pictures of the natural landscapes.