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The Landscape, Monuments and Life Of The People

A very beautiful photographic record of full page photographs (in high quality photo gravure technique) featuring topography, famous architecture, culture and arts of Egypt in the 1920s.

Depicted are famous monuments like the Sphinx, the pyramids or temples, as well as ancient cairo, many tombs, desert, Giza, many Wadi's, pigeon houses, canals, the nile and the shore, street scenes, Oasis, ancient fortress, choptic churches, chapels, beduin tents, sailing boats and much more ...
Among the photographers are also Lehnert und Landrock!

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, French and Italian.

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

from the 1st [and only] edition with only 10,000 copies


  • 302 pages
  • 30 pages intro and index of photographs
  • 272 gravure photos
  • a map of Egypt
  • gilt lettering and decoration

In good exterior and near fine interior condition
Spine sunned, rear outer hinge with small tear near tips of spine, book number inscription in pencil on front free endpaper, otherwise ok with minor traces of use and age.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 12-1/4" x 9-3/4"  ~3.6 lbs.

by Ludwig B. + Herbert R.
Published by House Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin
in 1929

Table of contents [excerpt]:

Abu Simbel, Abusir, Abydos, El-Agamijin, Agurmi, Assasif, Assiut, Assuan, Charge, Dachle, Dahschur, Dakke, Dendera, Ed-Der, Der el-bachri, Der Mawas, Ed-Der, Edfu, Elephantine, El-Lahun, El-Masara, El-Merg, El-Qara, El-Qasr, Er-Raschid, Es-Silijin Et-Till, Faijum, Gedide, Gise, Heluan, Hibis, Kachk, Cairo, Kalabsche, Carnak, Kitcheners Island, Kom Ombo, Luxor, Medamot, Medinet Habu, Meijdum, Mut, Philae, El-Gueta, Es-Saijan, Ibrim, Qurna, Reschide, Saqqara North and South, Schejch Abd el-Qurna, Schellal, Sebua, Siwa, Sohag, Tell El-Amarna, Tersa, Theben-West, Toquq, Lower Nubia, Wadi Digla, Wadi Hof, Wadi Natrun


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