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