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The Landing Place, Canton China 1858/59,Pierre Joseph Rossier
  • The Landing Place, Canton China 1858/59,Pierre Joseph Rossier

    Rare stereoview of the Landing Place, Canton, circa 1858/59, by Pierre Joseph Rossier and published by Negretti & Zambra


    No. 6 Canton. The Landing Place, taken from the house of the commissariat.


    The views in this series are among the very first photographs of China. The London firm of Negretti & Zambra specialized in the manufacture and sale of photographic equipment. Alongside their manufacturing concerns, Negretti and Zambra was a large retailer of stereoscopic views and operated their own photographic studio, issuing a significant number of collections from the early 1850s onwards. During that period, they took on the heavy expense, and uncertainty, of sending the Swiss photographer Pierre-Joseph Rossier to China to photograph the Second Opium War of 1858-60.

    In november 1859 a set of 50 stereoviews photographed in and around Canton was published by Negretti & Zambra under the title "Views in China". In 1861 they published  a second series which consisted of circa 30 views and follows Rossier’s first series


    The view here for sale is number 6.


    Albumen prints mounted on card.


    On the reverse a label with an extensive description.


    A highly interesting view in good condition. 

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