Auction No. 096

Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters, Zionism, Erez Israel, Judiaca objects & art, numismatics & archeology

November 29, 2016

Auction: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 17:00.

Exhibition Schedule:

Thursday November 24, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Sunday, November 27, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Monday November 28, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Opening $200
Estimate $400 - $500
Sold for $244
Including buyer's premium

A series of rare photographs of sites of Biblical ruins by the photographer Tsadok Bassan [7]. Israel, beginning of the 20th century. 
[7] black and white photographs 18x13 cm, pasted onto an original cardboard frame of 22x17 cm. Titles in German are pasted on by hand. The series is numbered from 1 to 7 and includes sites of Biblical ruins. On the back of each photograph is the stamp Bassan Photograph Jerusalem. 
Tsadok Bassan (1882-1956) was born in Jerusalem and became the first Jewish photographer born in the Land of Israel. In 1900 he established a photography studio in the Old City of Jerusalem. For the majority of his career he worked with the old method of glass plates. In contrast with most of his photographs, which were taken in his studio in Jerusalem, here the photographer attempted to identify and photograph Biblical sites, possibly for tourists and pilgrims.
Refer to Tzalmei Ha'Aretz pages 32-33 for more information about him.
A few stains. Fine condition.   

Eretz Israel & Zionism