ZANZIBAR An album comprising 32 images (including two 2-image panoramas of Zanzibar and several portraits of German colonial officials, 1899
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ZANZIBAR An album comprising 32 images (including two 2-party panoramas of Zanzibar and several portraits of German colonial officials, 1899
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ZANZIBAR
An album comprising 32 images (including two 2-part panoramas of Zanzibar (one from the sea, the other titled "Zbar from Naji Moja) and several portraits of German colonial officials, 2 loose images with the stamps of Coutinho Bros. of Zanzibar, gelatin silver prints, flyleaf with inscription in German dated at Zanzibar 24 March 1899 with five signatures, images typically 150 x 215mm., contemporary half roan, rebacked in cloth preserving original spine (275 x 390mm.), 1899

Footnotes

  • A good record of Zanzibar, several images showing the damage to the Sultan's palaces during the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896, purportedly the shortest war in history (38 minutes). There is also an image of the wreck of the Sultan's royal yacht HHS Glasgow which was sunk at the same time. The war was occasioned by the accession of a new sultan who was not the approved British candidate. The defeated sultan took refuge in the German consulate, with which this album is likely to have had connections.


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