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Stephani, Ludolf - Riesen Format - 8 Original Fotogafien St. Petersburg Russland Silber
Stephani, Ludolf - Riesen Format - 8 Original Fotogafien St. Petersburg Russland
Stankt Petersburg Petersbourg: 1873. Die Silbervase von Nikopol aus der Kaiserlichen Eremitage. Herausgegeben von C. Röttger. St. Petersburg, Kaiserl. Hofbuchhandlung H. Schmitzdorff (C. Röttger), 1873 Typographical title-leaf, 8 mounted original photographs various sizes mainly around 450 x 370 mm in excellent rich and dark contrasting tonality. All photographs captioned on mounts in Russian, German, French and English. (4), 16 pages (text in variant size: 405 x 300 mm). Publisher's halfcloth folder with printed covers. Imp.-folio. (800 x 580 mm). Covers slightly spotted and rubbed, flaps with tiny traces of worming Exceedingly rare publication on the Nikopol amphora now preserved in the Eremitage with six photographs of the amphora and two photographs of other archaeological artefacts in gold found with the silver vase. The large photographs of the vase are in excellent dark and contrasting tonality. Dedication copy to Otto von Bismarck: Zur Erinnerung an den Aufenthalt in St. Petersburg, April 1873. Editor was the curator of antiques at the Hermitage Ludolf Stephani (1816-1887). He had been a councillor of state and a full member of the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg since 1850, where he represented classical studies, a position which brought with it to be the head of the department of antiquities at the Hermitage Museum, where Stephani worked already as a conservator since the autumn of 1850. From 1859 the academy carried out excavations on the Black Sea coast to secure the ancient remains of the Greek colonies and the Bosporan empire. Stephani was concerned with … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Thomas Mertens Antiquariat (winter10781) [Berlin, Germany]

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