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C. Snouck Hurgronje






SOTHEBY'S Travel, Atlasses, Maps[11/11]

SOTHEBY'S Travel, Atlasses, Maps[11/11]




Early photography

SOTHEBY'S, Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History, London 2011. Auction catalogue 15 november 2011[Sale: L11405]. Soft cover 21 x 27 cm.107 pages with 205 lots.

Photography(non-western) lots:
  • Lot: 55[Australia] 
  • Lot: 88[Turkey]
  • Lots: 93-94[Egypt]
  • Lot: 100[Holy Land]
  • Lot:111-112 [Mecca]
  • Lot: 117-119[Saudi Arabia]
  • Lot: 121[Mecca/Snouck Hurgronje]
  • Lot: 157[Argentina]
  • Lot: 168[North America] 
  • Lot: 172 [Africa / Zambezi expedition 1861-1864]
  • Lot: 177 [Soudan]
  • Lot: 177 [German East Africa]
  • Lots: 180-181[Japan F. Beato]
  • Lots: 185-190 [China, Hong Kong]
  • Lots: 193/197/198[India]
  • Lots: 200-202[Siam]
  • Lots: 203-205[Burma/tripe]
"Sotheby's London is pleased to announce that it will offer for sale a remarkable group of more than 220 newly-discovered photographs by Linnaeus Tripe depicting India and Burma in the mid-1850s, including 42 images of which no other prints are recorded, and five previously unknown photographs.
Tripe was one of the greatest photographers working in India in the 19th Century and this is the largest single collection of his photographs ever to have been offered for sale. Tripe’s Views of Mysore of 1854 (estimated at £100,000-200,000) and his Views of Burma of 1855 (estimated at £200,000-300,000*) are highlights of Sotheby’s Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Sale on 15th November 2011.
These extraordinary photographs were presented by Tripe to the Governor-General of India, the 1st Marquess of Dalhousie, and have come by descent to the present owner. They have not been seen by scholars for 150 years and are being offered for sale for the first time.Sotheby’s Specialist Richard Fattorini said: “This is a ground-breaking discovery and represents the largest group of photographs by Linnaeus Tripe ever to be offered for sale. These rare and beautiful images, printed by Tripe from waxed paper negatives, will rewrite the scholarship on his work. The images are among the first photographs taken of Mysore and Rangoon. They were presented by Tripe to the 1st Marquess of Dalhousie, the Governor-General of India, who sent Tripe as part of the Mission to Ava in 1855 as an “Artist in Photography”.
The title was apt - Tripe was truly an artist in his medium, with an extraordinary compositional eye. Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902) is one of the most important photographic innovators of the 19th century. His works are often stylised and his subtle use of light and shade remarkably accomplished. Tripe was also a master of photographic printing. He used albumenized paper and hyposulphite of gold as a toning agent, which gives his best preserved works a wonderfully rich violet hue. While on leave from the Army in December 1854, Tripe embarked on a private expedition from Bangalore, accompanied by fellow amateur photographer Dr A.C.B. Neill.
Tripe recorded a series of views of little-known Hindu and Jain temples in Mysore. The photographs in the series are the earliest views of India by Tripe to be recorded. These, and Dr Neil’s images, are the earliest photographs made of the sites. The set includes 56 albumen prints, of which nearly every image is signed by Tripe in ink. It contains 26 unique prints, including three previously unknown photographs for which the negatives have not survived. Of the remaining 30 prints, only one or two other prints by Tripe have been previously recorded. The only other set of Tripe’s Views of Mysore known to exist, but comprising just 22 prints, is held by the J. Paul Getty Museum in the United States of America.Colossal statue of Gantama, Amarapoora. In April 1855, Lord Dalhousie recommended that a political trip to Amerapoora (Amarapura), Burma, take place following the 1852 Anglo-Burmese War. An artist had been intended to accompany the group, but it was decided photography was a more suitable medium for accurate documentation of architecture and Tripe was employed on Lord Dalhousie’s recommendation.
This presentation set of 134 albumen prints including two 2-part folding panoramas, is the largest single group of Tripe’s Burma photographs and are among the first photographs taken in that country. They include wonderful images of religious and secular architecture in the capital, as well as palace remains at Ava and the remarkable Shwe Dagon Pagoda at Rangoon (pictured, page one).This unique set, of which nearly every image is signed by Tripe, contains 13 unique prints, including two newly discovered and previously unseen photographs for which the negatives have not survived. They are preserved in the original blue morocco presentation portfolio.Also in the sale is another group of 36 photographs of Burma by Tripe, from the same consignor, estimated at £40,000-60,000.


€ 24.50



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SOTHEBY's, The travel sale, Mediterranean & ME[10/01]

SOTHEBY's, The travel sale, Mediterranean & ME[10/01]




Early photography

SOTHEBY's, The Travel sale: Mediterranean & Middle East, Londen 2001. Auction catalogue[ 17 October 2001/ no.: L01956]. Soft cover 27 x 21 cm. 194 pages with 603 lots.

Early photography:

Lot 286: Pascal Sebah(Constantinopel)
Lot 409: Snouck Hurgronje(Bilder aus Mekka)
Lot 448: Tomb of Mohamed(with 3 page[149-151] explanation)
Lot 539: Cairo
Lot 557: Jerusalem
Lot 572: Egyptian Mahmal  


€ 10.00



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SOTHEBY's, Travel, Atlases, Natural History and Maps[06/00]

SOTHEBY's, Travel, Atlases, Natural History and Maps[06/00]




Early photography

SOTHEBY's, Travel, Atlases, Natural History and Maps, Londen 2000. Auction catalogue[ 12 June 2000/ no.: L00717]. Soft cover 27 x 21 cm. 166 pages with 319 lots. Some removable stripes and prices in pencil

Early photography:
Lot 141: Antartic
Lot 187: Snouck Hurgronje Mekka
Lot 188: Mekkah (Abdul Ghaffar)
Lot 256: Mexico


€ 10.00



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