Lot 20    

Great Cdv Album With Charles Darwin,
2002 Americana & Decorative Arts. November 20.
contained in a fine European travel album, filled with 164 cdvs plus 20 more cdv-sized lithographs not mounted on cards. Most are scenic studies, but also include personalities of the mid 1870s. Included among the latter is a scarce cdv of Darwin, the first such we've seen in quite a while, and the first we've offered in our eight years of business! Also Carl Vogt (1817-1895), MD, naturalist, politician, and supporter of Darwin. Interestingly, on the same page are "Robert Moffatt" identified as "Missionary to South Africa," and "Narayan Sheshadri," identified as "Presbyterian minister in Hindostan / Free Church General Assembly." Also included are "Wilhelm, Emperor of Germany," "Johann and Amalie, King and Queen of Saxony," "Saxon Royal Family," "Albert and Carola, King and Queen of Saxony From Oct 29, 1873," "General Tom Thumb, his wife, Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren," and the Bishops of Moravians (1869). The album contains 108 cdv's of scenic views (including railway trestles in the Alps) and landmarks from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands. There are 4 cdv's identified as Frlns. Malten, Pichler, Proska, and Speltini. Fraulein Malten (Therese) was a soprano, who made her debut in Dresden in 1873 when this album was being assembled. Possibly the other women are period singers/personalities as well. Another interesting group depicts Salzburg hunters, milkmaid, butter girl, peasant, and others in representative costumes, plus similar from Berchtesgaden, all stereotypical. There are 28 cdv's of friends and family of the original owner of this volume, most unidentified, a few only identified by first name, such as "John" and "Rob."

Condition:  
Most images not removed from pages, but Darwin's slightly trimmed at bottom.
Est $700 - $900
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