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Vistas de las Faenas Y Puertos Salitreros.
Author: [Chile] [Photography]
Reference #: 1806
Status: For Sale
List Price: $400.00
Iquique, Chile: Asociancion Salitrera de Propaganda, Oblong quarto. Pictorial Cloth. Near Fine n.d. (but dated in fine pen on Index page 1924); printed by Schmitz & Bukofzer, Berlin. "Obsequio de la Asociancion Salitrera de Propaganda" (Gift of the Nitrate Propaganda Association). Patterned endpapers; unpaginated: 59 b&w plates, most with a single image per page, such as views of a “tiro en explosion”, a series of open pits, and a train in the process of loading; fold-out images include 'Panorama del puerto de Iquique' (approx. 52' x 9"); and panoramic views of Taltal and of Antofagasta.
These endeavours were vital to the economic prosperity of Chile, with saltpeter (potassium nitrate) being a fundamental element in the manufacture of gunpowder. The photographs constitute, then, a valuable historical documentation. Mild dustiness of the edges; plates generally clean; binding tight. Scarce.
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