TRES MESES EN EL CHACO REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA. VISTAS TOMADAS POR TEÓFILO FUMIÈRE, REPRODUCIDAS EN FOTO-TIPIA POR GUILLERMO KRAFT, BUENOS AIRES [cover title].
Price: 2500.00 USD
[Buenos Aires: Guillermo Kraft, nd, but ca. 1890], Twenty-six tinted photolithographic plates. Original publisher's binding of half red-dyed leather and boards with illustrated front cover. Front cover soiled and lightly worn, particularly in margins. Light age- toning and soiling in margins of plates. A very good copy. An extremely rare album of twenty-six images by the Belgian photographer, Teófilo Fumière, produced during a journey to the Chaco region of Argentina, an extensive lowland plain in Central South America now divided among Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. Included are images of the Paraná River and the towns and settlements of Bella Vista, Puerto Ocampo, Puerto San Vicente, and San Antonio de Obligado. Several images show rancho residents and sugar plantation workers. In addition, there are eight photographs of Indians of the region in transit to, and in residence at, the mission of San Antonio de Obligado. Separate pictures were taken of the Indian children, women, men, and tribal leaders. The album, produced by the Buenos Aires publisher, Gillermo Kraft, consists entirely of tinted photolithographs, without any supplemental text. The images, particularly those of the residents and Indians, are extremely clear and detailed. A fine album of photographs of the Chaco region from the late 19th century, highlighting the state of lithographic publishing in Buenos Aires at that time. Extremely rare, with no copies listed on OCLC.