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The Landscape / Architecture / Life Of The People

A very beautiful photographic record of full page photographs (in high quality photo gravure technique)
featuring topography, remarkable sites, Fjords, culture, arts and people of Scandinavia.

Depicted are Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland

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.

The photographs coming from nordic photographers.

Photographs titled in English, German, French and Norwegian.

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

from the rare first edition running from 1-12thousand,
which has many different photos than the second edition from 1930


  • 308 pages
  • 36 pages introduction and index of photographs
  • a map of Scandinavia
  • 272 photo reproductions in rotogravure
  • gilt lettering and decoration

In near very good exterior and fine interior condition
Spine sunned, otherwise ok with faint traces of use and age.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 12-1/4" x 9-1/2"  ~3.75 lbs.

Published by Ernst Wasmuth Berlin
in 1924

Table of contents [excerpt]:

Moens Klint, Stevns Klint, Aalholm Castle, Vallo Castle, near Koge, Slagelsee, Kalundborg, Roskilde Cathedral, Hedebo Costume, Copenhagen, Hilleröd, Frederiksborg, Fredensborg, Kronborg, Helsingor, Bornholm, Hindsgavl, Fyen, Faaborg, Odense, Ribe, Koldinghus, Fanö, Mols, Aarhus, Aalborg, Bulberg, Vejle Fjord, Silkeborg, Jutland, Skagen, Kullen, Schonen, Kristianstad, Hälsingborg, Trälleborg, Falkenberg, Halland, Halmstad, Lyse. Gothenburg, Dalsland, Smaaland, Trollhatten Falls, Vastergotland, Varnheim, Lacko, Vaamb, Husaby, Vadstena, Alvastra, St, Birgitta, Kalmar, Gotland, Visby, Stockholm, Uppland, Gripsholm, Drottningholm, Orebro, Upsala, Delsbo, Vasteraas, Narke, Dalarne, Mora, Leksand, Rattvik, Halsingland, Aangermanland, Indalsalv, Nordingraa, Jamtland, Lapland, Tornetrask, Nordmark, Tonsberg, Kristiania, Telemark, Ringerike, Hadeland, Lake Mjös, Aal, Rondane, Halling Valley, Finse, Saetes Valley, Jotunheim, Sorland, Stavanger, Lindesnes, Ryfylke, Lysebotn, Hardanger, Borgund, Bergen, Urnes, Sogn, Valkendorf, Geiranger, Strynsvand, Sönd Möre, Romsdalshorn, Sundal, Suldalsport, Snehaetta, Trondhjem, Nordland, Lofoten, Tromsö, Hammerfest, Finmark, Lnygseidet, Hornviken, Hoen, Cape Bull, Bell Sund, Spitzbergen, Kungs Bay, Helsingfors, Nyland Skerries, Borga, Imatra Falls, Vyborg, Savitalpale, Punkaharju, Olofsborg, Mount Vuokatti, Kuusamo, Kuolajärvi .... and others


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