Hamburg: Boysen & Maasch, 1912. Limited First Edition. Portfolio. 207/300. Folio. (4) 90 plates, 4 of them matted. Original three quarter green cloth over green boards with gilt lettering and collotype laid down on cover, protected by modern mylar. Title page with tipped-in collotype. Suggested by the Hamburg Senate a project under the direction of Ernst Juhl was initiated that produced a collection of more than 1,000 photographs of Hamburg and its surroundings.
This publication is a selection of ninety of these photographs reproduced in collotype showing the beauty of the city and its neighboring environment, including the Lower Elbe from Hamburg though to its outlet into the North Sea. The majority of the photographs were taken by A. Bruhn, some by Rudolf Dührkoop, Mrs. Diéz-Dührkoop and one by Major Böhmer.
The tipped-in photographs depict the cityscape of Hamburg with its impressive architecture, the harbor and the multitude of bridges and locks, fire departments, farm and fisher houses, and a great selection of Hamburger workers, fisherman and farmers in their traditional garbs. Contains one plate with complete listing of photographs with credits at front. All photographs with descriptive captions.
Text in German. Portfolio with light sunning at top and bottom as well as inside cover and edges of flaps. Pencil note and previous owner's name in ink on inside flap. Portfolio in overall very good+, plates in fine condition. g+ to fine. Item #43608