William; William Pryor Floyd Vistas de Macau;
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William Pryor Floyd (active 1866-1875); Vistas de Macau;
Sold for US$ 23,750 inc. premium
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7 May 2013 13:00 EDT

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William Pryor Floyd (active 1866-1875)
Vistas de Macau, c. 1870
Album with 42 albumen prints, 2 panoramas in two parts and 2 panoramas in 4 parts; 2 prints and a panorama signed 'Floyd' in the negative; small album in original, blue oblong-folio, with marbled leaves and gilt lettering.

Little is known about the British photographer, William Pryor Floyd, who had a photography studio in Macau and Hong Kong in the latter part of the 1800s. Beginning in the 16th century, Macau was under Portuguese control, and became a bustling, multi-cultural city and an important trading port with India, Southern China, Japan and Southeast Asia. The images of the panoramas and individual sites in this album capture a combination of the beauty and exotic characteristics of this place in the late 19th century.

Additional images in this lot can be viewed in our online catalog.
prints approx. 7 1/4 x 11in; cards 93/8 x 12 5/8in; album 9 7/8 x13 3/8 x 1 1/8in
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