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2 Photographic platinum prints of falcons, owls, eagles, vulture

€4,500.00

Description: Photographic platinum prints of falcons, owls, eagles, vultures and more from Tunisia and elsewhere

ORNITHOLOGY - PHOTOGRAPHS].
[Stuffed birds, mostly birds of prey].
[Switzerland, ca. 1923]. 25 x 16 cm. With 48 original photographic prints (46 platinum prints and 2 silver gelatin prints; image size ca. 8 x 11 cm), nearly all showing stuffed birds, mostly birds of prey, a few with the collector or another person in the image as well. Mounted without adhesives, 2 per page, in a contemporary 12-leaf album bound in thick, soft boards covered with coated and textured green cloth.
€ 4,500
A set of photographic platinum prints of stuffed birds, mostly birds of prey, from the collections of Louis Lavauden (1881-1935) in Nancy, who studied the fauna of Algeria and Tunisia in the years 1912 to 1913 and collected specimens; Hans R. Vaucher (active 1884-1916) in Geneva, who studied birds in Morocco in the years 1884 to 1914; and others. The first 3 prints show display cabinets containing hundreds of birds, but most photographs show one, two or three birds. A few also show nests or eggs. About twenty show falcons or closely related species, 5 show owls, a few show eagles and vultures. But there is also a guineafowl, a duck, kiwis and several song birds.
One photograph some silver mirroring but the rest are in very good condition, with only very small and unobtrusive defects in a half dozen platinum prints. A beautiful and well preserved set of platinum prints of stuffed birds, mostly birds of prey and many from
  • Number: 1012190
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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