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Landscape and Art Monuments

A very rare book full of beautiful full page photographs (in high quality photo gravure technique)
of the landscape, people and monuments of old Sicily in Italy in the 1920s.

The photographer Paul Hommel travelled through Sicily in the 1920s and took many breathtaking photographs w/ premier photo equipment; his Contessa Nettel camera and Zeiss objectives on Hauff Plates.

Among the 124 pictures are photos depicting the beauty of Palermo with great buildings, as well as Monreale, many archaeological sites with temples, picturesque alleys in medieval towns, the Greek theater in Taormina and Siracusa, sulfur transports in Girgenti, destroyed monastery in Messina or etna eruption 1923 near Linguaglossa.

The following places have been taken from the photo captions:
Palermo, Monreale, Solunto, Segesta, Calatefimi, Selinunt, Caltabellotta, Sutera e Monte Paolino, Sciacca, sulfur mines in the province of Girgenti, Capre, Catania, Caltanisetta, Calascibetta, Taormina, Alcantara valley, Pentolaio, Siracusa, Castiglione, Francavilla, Etna, Randazzo, Messina

Photographs titled in English, German and Italian.


  • 124 pages
  • 10 pages intro including index of photographs
  • 124 photo reproductions in gravure

In good exterior and very good interior condition
Board and spine slightly stained, faint foxing to front free endpaper, else ok with minor traces of use and age.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 11-1/2" x 9"  ~1.8 lbs.

by Paul H.
Published by Bruckmann, Munich
in 1926


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