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Hammarlunds Antikvariat

Sankt Göransgatan 98
112 45 Stockholm
+46-8650 70 02 / 073-775 93 29


Price: EUR 900,00

[Photographs] Dusén, Per, Karl, Hjalmar

[17 photographs of Serra do Itatiaia in Brazil]

1902. Photos 17 x 23 cm. Card boards 25,5 x 32 cm. 17 photographs mounted on contemporary card boards with hand drawn ink lines framing the images. Four of the photos can be assembled to form two panoramas. The boards are numbered in sequence 1-17.

One card board with a couple of tears and breaks and a little loss to the edges, not affecting the photo. Some of the other card boards have small losses to the edges, not affecting the photos. Three photos with small damages to the surface. A couple of photos with minor brown stains. A few unsignificant brown spots here and there. The image areas are overall in nice condition.

A serie of photos by the world renowned swedish botanist, carthographer and explorer Per Karl Hjalmar Dusén from his expedition to Serra do Itatiaia in Brazil in 1902, to study the flora of Paraná. Dusén made botanical expeditions to Brazil, Paraguay, Chili, Haiti, Mexico, Cameroon, Liberia, Equatorial Guinea, Greenland, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and other places. He participated in Alfred Gabriel Nathorst´s scientific expedition to Greenland (also searching for the lost André expedition) and mapped significant parts of the east Greenland coast. He collected 30.000 mosses in Cameroon and produced an important map of parts of that country. He is viewed as West Africas founder of bryology. He amassed large collections of specimens on his travels. Most of it can be found in the Swedish Museum of Natural History and some in Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba in Brazil. The Herbarium in Curitiba in Paraná is named in his honour. Between his travels he spent time in Kew and Berlin to work on his collections. Each board has manuscript text in ink at the back reading "Fotografier från Serra do Itatiaia i Brasilien, tagna af P. Dusén under en resa från Rio de janeiro i Maj-Juli 1902, sända till K. F. Dusén i Jan. 1903" (Photographs from Serra do Itatiaia in Brazil, taken by P. Dusén during a journey from Rio de Janeiro in May-June 1902, sent to K. F. Dusén in Jan. of 1903.) In addition there are manuscript annotations describing the terrain were the photo was taken and in some cases plants are named that can be seen in the photo. (K. F. Dusén was a cousin and a fellow botanist).

Item No: 3741