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Ottoman Empire Travel album with portraits of people, landscapes and cities of the Ottoman Empire

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Photographer: C. J. Fettl, Guillaume Berggren (1835-1920), P. Sebah (1825-1886), Zangaki (active 1870-1915) and unknown. Travel album with portraits of people, landscapes and cities of the Ottoman Empire, also views of Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Odessa. 1880s. Circa 130 albumen prints. Most circa 10 x 14 cm and 21 x 25 cm and some smaller, a few larger. Some with photographer's name and/or title in the negative in lower corner, mounted to album boards (warped, soiling towards beginning and end of album), bound in half leather album (edges rubbed) with gilt embossed title Voyage en Orient Juillet - Octobre 1886.

As industrialization swept through European nations in the 19th century, a concurrent surge of romantic orientalism took hold, captivating the imaginations of many. In response to this fascination, affluent individuals embarked on journeys by rail or ship to the Ottoman Empire, a destination that catered adeptly to this burgeoning tourism trend. Today, a wealth of well-preserved travel albums serves as enduring testaments to this era, offering vivid glimpses into the encounters and experiences of those who ventured into the heart of the Ottoman world. – Some surface scuff marks, some faded, many in good condition.

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Photographer: C. J. Fettl, Guillaume Berggren (1835-1920), P. Sebah (1825-1886), Zangaki (active 1870-1915) and unknown. Travel album with portraits of people, landscapes and cities of the Ottoman Empire, also views of Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Odessa. 1880s. Circa 130 albumen prints. Most circa 10 x 14 cm and 21 x 25 cm and some smaller, a few larger. Some with photographer's name and/or title in the negative in lower corner, mounted to album boards (warped, soiling towards beginning and end of album), bound in half leather album (edges rubbed) with gilt embossed title Voyage en Orient Juillet - Octobre 1886.

As industrialization swept through European nations in the 19th century, a concurrent surge of romantic orientalism took hold, captivating the imaginations of many. In response to this fascination, affluent individuals embarked on journeys by rail or ship to the Ottoman Empire, a destination that catered adeptly to this burgeoning tourism trend. Today, a wealth of well-preserved travel albums serves as enduring testaments to this era, offering vivid glimpses into the encounters and experiences of those who ventured into the heart of the Ottoman world. – Some surface scuff marks, some faded, many in good condition.

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