Sale 2583 | Lot 4a
MARTIN CHAMBI (1891-1973)
Thick presentation album entitled Peru, 1947. Congreso Panamericano de Arquitectos. With 104 original photographs, 22 by Chambi.
Comprising studies of indigenous people, pre-Colombian sites, artifacts, and architecture, in addition to street scenes; the remaining 82 prints by M. Gonzalez Salazar. A thorough compilation of remarkably crisp views that were compiled and presented to R. Berjman on the occasion of a Pan American Conference dedicated to architecture. Featured are sublime depictions of numerous ancient sites, among them the sacred lands and archeological ruins of the Incan people at Macchu Picchu. Silver prints, the images measuring 8¾x6½ inches (21.6x16.5 cm.), and the reverse, the sheets slightly larger, many with notations, in pencil, on verso, the Chambi prints with a blind stamp on recto and/or hand stamp on verso, and the Salazar prints with a hand stamp on verso; each print is tipped to mount recto, with a decorative block-letter caption, in ink, below the image area. Thick folio, leatherette with gilt debossing, edgewear, front cover cocked, with David Berjman's facsimile hand stamp on the title page; 3-bolt binding; contents crisp and clean. 1947