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A very beautiful photographic record of full page photographs (in high quality photo gravure technique)  featuring topography, remarkable sites, architecture, arts and people of old Brazil, by photographer Peter Fuss; pictures taken w/ premier photo equipment; Super Ikonta Zeiss Ikon and Zeiss objectives on Agfa Chromo Isorapid and Chromo Isolar plates and Isopan films.

This precious book was not affordable by too many people at that time.
And there is no other book of that time which comes close to the printing quality of that title.

Photographs titled in English, German, Portuguese and French.

From the series "Orbis Terrarum", a series of early photobooks portraying the regions of the world.


  • 304 pages
  • 46 pages introduction
  • ~256 b/w photographs in rotogravure
  • a map of brasil
  • gilt lettering and decoration

In very good exterior and near fine interior condition.
Tail of spine lightly bumped, exlibris on front pastedown, gift inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise ok.
Pages are clean.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 12-1/4" x 9"  ~3.3 lbs.

Multi Language Book !!
English, German, Portuguese and French

by Peter Fuss, Mario Baldi, Cluus von Dellingshausen, Hans Eberius, Hans Beck, Kurt Geissler
Published by Atlantis-Verlag Berlin-Zurich

Inhaltsverzeichnis (table of contents) [excerpt]:

Rio de Janeiro - The Sugar Loaf - Statue of Christ on the Corcovado - Botafogo - Flamengo - Avenida Rio Branco -  Nictheroy - Largo da Gloria - Ipanema - Copacapana - Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas - Dois Irmaos - Corcovado - Gavea - Palacio Guanabara - Palacio Itamaraty - Praca Paris - Palacio Monroe - Praca dos Arcos - Fishing Harbour - Canal do Mangue - The Isle of Paqueta - Pilgrimage Church N. S. da Penha - Zeppelin Airport; Serra do Mar; Serra dos Orgaos; Highway Rio-Petropolis; Serra Itatiaya; Theresopolis; Victoria; Bahia - Old Fortress - Fishing Harbour - Santo Antonio da Barra - Sao Domingos - Montserrat - N. S. do Rosario - Convento do Carmo - N. S. do Pilar - N. S. do Bomfim - Convento de Sao Francisco - N. S. Conceicao da Praia - Hermitage of the Benedictine Monks -  Institituto de Cacau - Bay of Bahia; Cachoeira; Sao Felix; Feira de Sant Anna; Maragogipe; Recife - Pernambuco -  Government Palace - Palace of Justice - Old Fortress - Barracks - Espirito Santo - N. S. do Carmo - Sao Pedro - Boa Viagem - Piedade Beach; Olinda - Convento do Carmo - Sao Salvador do Mundo - Santa Misericordia - Convento de Sao Francisco; Cabedello; Natal; Ilha Fernando Noronha; Fortaleza - Iracema Beach - Jangada; In the Mountains of Ceara; Arpoador Beach; Carnauba; Rio Parnahyba; Sao Luiz de Maranhao - Government Palace - The Cathedral; Victoria Regia; Belem do Para - Old Fortress - The Theatre - The Cathedral - Fishing Harbour; Rio Amazonas - In the Virgin Forest of Amazonas; Manaos; Matto Grosso; Rio Parana; Goyaz; Burnier; Bello Horizonte - Government Palace; Sao Joao del Rey - Sao Franciso de Assis; Ouro Preto - Sao Francisco de Assis - Chapel Padre Faria; Congonhas do Campo; Morro Velho; Serra; Sao Paulo - Instituto Butantan - Lago Santo Amaro; Santos; Ribeirao Preto; Presidente Epitaoio; Iguassu Falls; Curityba; Bertioga Beach; Rio Uruguay; Serra de Parana; Florianopolis; The Interior of Santa Catharina; Porto Alegre.


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