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Photographs Showing Landscapes, Geological And Other Features, Of Portions Of The Western Territory Of The United States, Obtained In Connection With Geographical And Geological Explorations And Surveys West Of The 100Th Meridian (Seasons Of 1871, 1872 And 1873)

Artwork:
Photographs Showing Landscapes, Geological And Other Features, Of Portions Of The Western Territory Of The United States, Obtained In Connection With Geographical And Geological Explorations And Surveys West Of The 100Th Meridian (Seasons Of 1871, 1872 And 1873)
Size:
each photograph approximately 20.3 x 27.3; the album approximately 54.6 x 41.9 cm
Edition Size :
n/a
Medium :
An album containing 49 albumen prints by Timothy O'Sullivan and William Bell
Creation Year:
1873
Category :
Photography
Artwork Details :
Created 1871-73, Washington, D. C.: War Department Corps of Engineers, 1874-75

Sotheby’s New York

Date:
2017-04-05
Lot Number :
44
Low Estimate :
$300,000[0%]*
High Estimate :
$500,000[-40%]*
Hammer Price :
$300,000
Sold For :
$372,500*
Notes :
Many numbered in the negative, each on the two-toned Wheeler Survey mount, the photographer’s credit, title, plate number, survey information, and decorative cartouche in letterpress on the mount. Elephant portrait folio, reddish brown 1/2 morocco, spine with semi-raised bands in six compartments, tooled and lettered in gilt, Library of Congress book-plate on the front marbled pastedown, all edges gilt; accompanied by 'Ancient Ruins in the Canon de Chelle, N. M.' by O'Sullivan, albumen print, on the two-toned Wheeler Survey mount, the photographer's credit, title, 'No. 11,' and survey information in letterpress on the mount, 1873 (1 album and 1 loose print)