1997. ZANNIER, Italo. LE GRAND TOUR, IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF TRAVELERS OF 19TH CENTURY. Paris: 1997. Square 4to. Cloth, dust jacket. 229 (1) pages. First edition. In the nineteenth century dramatic improvments in various modes of transportation along with increased wealth brought on by the industrial revolution resulted in an increased interest in travel. One of the most popular destinations was the Mediterranean countries of Italy, present day Turkey, and Egypt. Nineteenth century travelers were able to document their trips with rapidly improving cameras. A large collection of traveler's photographs are collected here, with daguerreotypes, albumin prints, chromolithography, carte-de-visite, and several other types of photography represented. This is a beautifully illustrated book which is organized, tour-like, by region, moving from Italy to Egypt. Text is in English, French, and Italian. Fine. (Inventory #: 20720)
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