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BERGGREN, GUILLAUME / SEBAH, JEAN PASCALE & JOALLIER, POLYCARPE: - An album with forty original photographs. Constantinople (Istanbul) 1880s.

. Oblong folio. Comprises forty albumen photographs mounted on thick cardboard with French hand-written captions below. Half green leather with gilt title label on upper cover. Foxing to the cardboard but the photographs are in very good condition. The collection includes twenty-four photos (ca 27.5 x 20.5 cm) signed by Berggren, depicting famous city scenes, important buildings and sites in Constantinople and its environs. Six similar photos are unsigned but probably some of them are by Berggren. Five photos are signed by Sebah & Joallier and another five coloured (22.5 x 16.5 cm) signed by P.Z. The collection includes photos of the Galata bridge, city scenes from Pera, Hagia Sophia, Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III, Tower of Leandros, Hamidiye Camii Mosque, views along the Bosphorus, the Turkish cemetery at Scutari, etc.Guillaume Berggren (Per Vilhelm), was born in Stockholm but lived most of his life in Constantinople, from 1866 to his death in 1920. He opened a photographic studio in the fashionable area of Pera. In 1885 in connection with king Oscar II's visit to Constantinople he was appointed Photographer of the Swedish Royal Court receiving the Litteris et Artibus royal medal. Jean Sebah was the son of the eminent photographer Pascal Sebah and took over the business after his father's death. In 1888 he went into a partnership with Polycarpe Joaillier, and thereafter the studio was known as Sebah & Joaillier and named the Sultan's official photographers.
EUR 4500.00 [Appr.: US$ 4816.63 | £UK 3867 | JPą 746021] Book number 100057

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