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The Wonders of the Belgian Congo 


A very beautiful photographic record of the Congo in the 1920's and earlier with dozens of dozens of full page and half page photographs (in gravure printing) featuring the founding king, the soldier king, settlers, governors, ministers colonies, missions, culture life with joy and pain, economic life of congo, flora and fauna, the industrial civilization by the white.

Many fascinating pictures including King Albert of Congo, the first pioneers like Cambier, Stanley, Hanssens, Coquilhat;  staff of Leopold II at the beginning of the Congolese work like Banning, Lambermont, Beernaert, van Eetvelde; governors de WInton, Camille Janssen, General Baron Wahis, Felix Fuchs; native congolese warriors, tribesman, black prince Lukengo Grand Chief of Baluba, Hospital Leopoldville, Chief Bateke, the landscape, rivers, Chief Mungamba, Pygmies or Negritos, Bantu, village Lomami, native females and males, Elisabethville, cars, postal plane, Stanleyfalls, making cassava, workers, elephants, prince leopold, Stanleyville, Matadi port, copper mine of Panda-Likasi, Belgian Ruanda-Urundi and more ....

Note: The Belgian Congo was a Belgian colony in Central Africa between 1908 and 1960 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Hardcover

  • 154 pages
  • 197 b/w gravure photos
  • French text

In good/fair exterior and very good interior condition
Boards worn/rubbed, spine lightly frayed, foxing to top edge, fore edge and bottom edge, staples rusty, hinges cracked, finger stains on margins throughout. Photos are very clean, except the last one which is lightly foxed.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 12-1/2" x 9-1/2"  ~2.05 lbs.

This item is NOT a facsimile or a reprint, it is a real authentic historical item.
French text!

Published in circa 1929








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