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5000 Kilometer Africa 


Pictorial report on an early Egypt-Sudan car expedition.

Irmgard von Opel and her husband Georg von Opel from the German car making family and his friend Eric Phelps (who was the chauffeur) have been sent on behalf of an English film company to this Egypt and Sudan expedition to gather material for a film.

The route went from Cairo via Aswan to Khartoum and on about Sennar, Gedaref and Kassala to Port Sudan at the Red Sea.
Their expedition cars were an 1938 Pontiac Silver Streak Eight Four-Door Touring Sedan and a GMC Woodie.

All photos have been taken with a Leica on Agfa-Isopan- und Agfa-Color-Film.
Fantastic photographs of a past time, including Sultan-Hassan-Mosque, Suez Canal, Nile, Karnak Temple at Luxor, Wadi Halfa area, died camel, old cars, Abu Simbel, nile cataracts, big turtle, market in Omdurman, girls, crocodile, eagle, tamtam man, Fuzzi-Wuzzi bedouins and more ....


Hardcover

  • 120 pages
  • 53 agfa colour photos
  • 13 b/w photos
  • a double-sided b/w map

In near fine exterior and near fine interior condition
With the rare Original Dust Jacket included, which is chipped, soiled and edgeworn and overall in fair condition.
Book and pages are very clean and crisp.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 10-3/4" x 8"  ~1.3 lbs.

from Georg and Irmgard von Opel
Published by Holle & Co Verlag Berlin










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