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[Collection of Three Albums with ca. 480 Original Photographs and over 70 Real Photo Postcards from a Voyage Around the World via the Suez Canal, South-East Asia, and the Pacific, Including 60 Original Photos and 34 Real Photo Postcards of the Khmer Temples in Cambodia - Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Pre Rup, Ta Keo, Baphuon, Preah Khan, Preah Ko, Banteay Srey and others; also Including over 300 Original Photos of South-East Asia - Sumatra, Java

1934-1935. All albums Oblong Folio (ca. 27x36 cm), with 23, 22 and 30 stiff card leaves respectively. Over 480 mounted gelatin silver prints, mostly ca. 5,5x5,5 cm (2x2 in) or slightly bigger - ca. 8x5,5 cm (3 x 2 in); also including a large panorama ca. 12,5x30,5 cm (4 x 12 in), and about 17 original photos postcard size - ca. 9x14,5 cm (3 x 5 in). With over 70 real photo postcards showing sites visited on the trip. All images with period captions in French related either to individual images or to groups of images; all albums with manuscript labels pasted on verso of the front cover. Period Chinese decorative cloth albums, spines are stitched through on top and bottom with decorative strings. Very good albums with strong clear photographs. Interesting photo collection assembled by a French couple during their trip around the world in 1934-1935 on board the "Baloeran" (a Rotterdam steamship built mainly for cruises between the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies) and later on board the "Empress of Canada," a liner of the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company. The collection is especially interesting because of its large number of original photos of Angkor Wat and other famous Khmer temples of Cambodia - Bayon, Ta Prohm, Pre Rup, Ta Keo, Baphuon, Preah Khan, Preah Ko, Banteay Srey and others. The second album contains 60 original photos and 34 real photo postcards of the Khmer temples with general views, architectural details and portraits of the travellers posing in front of the temples, the collection is an interesting and relatively early picturesque representation of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also a number of interesting unusual views taken during the tour across the Dutch East Indies, French Indochina, China and Japan. Over 90 images of the Dutch East Indies include photos taken on the Sabang Island, Sumatra (a rubber plantation, gold course in Brastagui, two coastal views of Sibolga, volcanic Lake Toba, Prapat village), and Java (port and market in Batavia, botanical garden in Buitenzorg, crater of the Mount Salak, tea plantations near Pingalangan [?], rubber plantations and native children dancing in Garut, railway station in Bandjar, Borobudur temple, batik sellers). The journey continued in Singapore (illustrated with over 30 photos, showing the house of a British official, botanical gardens, and golfing at the Singapore club grounds), and Malaysia (over twenty images, showing the gold club; port, streets and temples of Penang, views of Penang taken from the Strawberry Hill, including a large commercially printed panorama; with nine real photo postcards showing various operations on a Malaysian rubber plantation). Over 30 images are dedicated to the couple's stay in Bangkok, Thailand, showing the city port and floating market, a street restaurant, scenes of venom collection at the famous Pasteur Institute, Bangkok temples (Wat Pho Temple, Wat Arun Temple, the Marble Temple, and the Temple of Emerald Buddha), the house of the director of the bank, and others. Over 60 images of French Indochina (modern Vietnam) include views of Saigon, Mekong, rural areas around Saigon, rubber plantations, tea plantations and factories near Arbre Broye, landscapes taken during the tour to the Dalat resort, local villages, a gold mine, saline near Cana, Vietnamese boats in Phan Thien, An Loc town, and others. The collection also includes original photos and reals postcards of Hong Kong, and over fifty original photos of China (Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, various views of Pekin); over twenty original photos of Japan (Kyoto & Nikko). There are also portraits of the travellers and their friends on board the "Baloeran," views of Port Said, Suez Canal, the port of Colombo, Honolulu, Pebble Beach golf course in California, and the Grand Canyon. Overall an interesting photo collection of the images of the Khmer Temples and unusual views and scenes taken in South-East Asia.

$2500.00 USD

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