Vues de Spa et d'Aix-la-Chapelle. (Photography album).
.: Oblong in-4° photography album, size 23 x 32 cm, containing 50 original photographs mounted on stiff board, size of photographs varies between 115 x 150 mm and 175 x 248 mm. Bound by Eps. E. Demanet (rue du Grand Hospice, Bruxelles) in red half morocco with red linen covered boards, gilt title on front cover, raised spine with gilt title. The album contains 50 photographs ; 20 of the Belgian Spa and its surroundings and 30 of the German Aachen and its surroundings. The album is undated (we estimate 1875 - 1880). Some of the Aachen pictures are blindstamped in the board with the name ''C. Schoenen Photograph Aachen''. 4 pictures (of the newly opened Polytechnikum Aachen) are mounted on a board with a thick printed gilt typographical boarder with underneath the caption ''Photographie von C. Schoenen . Entw. von Cremer. Nachdruck vorbehalten.'' Most of the Aachen photographs have a manuscript bilingual (German , French) caption written underneath in a German hand giving the names of the pictured locations. E.g. MariaKirche , theater , Elisenbrunnen , der Dom , Frank's Hotel (Hotel de Belle vue) , Neubad, Kaiserbad , Rathhaus , Adalbertkirche , Adalberttor , Redemptoristenkirche , Belvedere , Ruine Frankenburg , Restaurant in Frankenburg , Templerbend Bahnhof ...The Belgian Spa pictures are usually smaller and bear no captions, they depict mainly street scenes in Spa. The album is finely preserved, most of the pictures are fine although some are a bit faded (5 from Spa , 4 from Aachen). The Polytechnikum pictures have some small white, not too obtrusive spots, probably due to an error when processing the pictures.. .
Antiquariaat Wim de GoeijProfessional seller
Book number: 28425
€ 600.00 [Appr.: US$ 678.62 | £UK 514.25 | JP¥ 74741]