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Des Photographes à Beyrouth 1840-1918

Des Photographes à Beyrouth 1840-1918




Early photography, Beyrouth/Libanon

FAOUD C. DEBBAS, Des Photographes à Beyrouth 1840-1918, Paris 2001. Hard cover 28,5 x 24,5 cm. 175 pages with 150 photographes.


€ 69.50



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Freya Stark in the Levant

Freya Stark in the Levant




Levant, oude fotografie

Ruthven,M., Freya Stark in the Levant, Reading1994. Hardcover 21 x 27 cm. 118pag. met ca. 100 zwart-wit foto's.
"Stark was one of the lively travellers, particularly in the Arabian and Persian regions, before WWII. An engaging writer, she was also an avid photographer, leaving 50,000 in her archive."

For her biography see[under "Orient": Freya Stark


€ 29.50



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Lesen in alten Photographien aus Baalbek

Lesen in alten Photographien aus Baalbek




Libanon, oude fotografie

NIPPA,A., Lesen in alten Photographien aus Baalbek, Zürich 1996. Hardcover 21,5 x 27,5 cm. 232pag. met 159  foto's. 
"Das Buch zur Ausstellung im Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich dokumentiert die Fotografien des Forschungsreisenden Hermann Burchardt (1857-1909), welcher um 1900 die weltberühmten Tempelruinen von Baalek wie auch Oase, Bewohner, Touristen und Europäern photographisch festhielt".


€ 49.50



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Photo by Felix  Bonfils: exterior of Jupiter Temple Baalbek

Photo by Felix Bonfils: exterior of Jupiter Temple Baalbek




albumen print ca 1880

Albumen print by Felix Bonfils(1831-1885)* of the exterior of the Jupiter Temple in Baalbek. Size: h 220mm / br 275 mm.
Condition: good
Mounted on thick paper[size: 32,7 x 43 cm.] with text on paper(stamped in pink blue) above middle: Asie; text below middle: Syrie-Liban.
Text[written on negative] on the photo: 
  • below left: Bonfils
  • below right: 281 Temple de Jupiter Baalbek 

* Félix Bonfils was a French photographer and writer who was active in the Middle East. He was born on 8 March 1831 in Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort and died in Alès in 1885. Félix worked as a bookbinder but in 1860 he joined General d'Hautpoul's expedition to the Levant. Soon after returning from Lebanon he became a photographer, possibly as an amateur. When his son Adrien fell ill, Félix remembered the green hills around Beirut and sent him there to recover, being accompanied by Lydie Bonfils, Félix's wife. When they returned, she was so enthusiastic about the Middle East as Félix had been before so he and his family moved to Beirut in 1867 where they opened a photographic studio called "Maison Bonfils". This decision seemed odd at first but it turned out well; four years after his arrival he reported 15,000 prints of Egypt, Palestine, Syria, and Greece, and 9,000 stereoscopic-views. Their studio became "F. Bonfils et Cie" in 1878. Bonfils took photographs in Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Greece and Constantinople (now Istanbul).
In 1872 he published the album “Architecture Antique” (by Ducher press) after presenting some of his pictures to the Société française de photographie. His work became well known for the tourists that travelled to those countries because they bought their photos as souvenirs. He lately opened another studio in Alès (France).






€ 95.00



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