Photography - Spain.
Large oblong folio (ca. 400 × 325 mm). 98 original photographs, mostly 20 × 26 cm. Half blind-tooled greenish brown calf and grey/green net grained cloth over boards, title gilt on upper board, red edges and decorated endpapers.
In numerous photographs, the present photo album covers the magnificent architecture and features of the Great Mosque of Cordoba, which is considered one of the most significant architectural monuments of the western Islamic world. Built in 785, the mosque's most notable feature was its enormous hypostyle hall, comprised of rows of columns connected by double tiers of arches.
Born in Granada, Rafael Garzón (1863-1923) became known as one of Spain's foremost photographers of the early 20th century. He owned studios situated inside the Alhambra of Granada and in Seville. His Alhambra studio became particularly famous. Upon his arrival in Seville in 1901, he established a studio with an elaborate Arabic theme.
Binding shows very slight signs of wear, mainly around the foot of the spine; interleaved tissue paper slightly browned, corners of the leaves show occasional slight dustsoiling.