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Auction 18 Lot Number 49

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Map of Eretz Israel from Commentary on the Torah by Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrachi – Venice, 1527

Map of Eretz Israel borders according to Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrachi [leaf from book about Rashiג€™s commentary, by Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrachi. Venice, 1527, Daniel Bomberg Printing Press].
"Eretz Israel" written in the center, east facing up. Simple map, illustrated mainly with straight lines, squares and rectangles.
Leaf 26.5 cm. Fair condition. Tears and losses, moth damages. Stains. Taped with low-quality tape.
Wajntraub, map no. 8. Probably the first printed Hebrew map.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 50

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Jerusalem – Two Engravings, Late 17th Century

Two engravings by Gaspar Bouttats (1640-1695), after Jacques Peeters. [Antwerp, late 17th or early 18th century].
1. Gesicht in Jerusalem - Solomon's Temple (the Temple).
2. Jerusalem - the Old City and its surroundings.
Both engravings 26.5x12 cm, hand colored. Fair-good condition, stains at borders. Minor tears, pinholes at borders.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 51

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Auguste Salzman – Valley of Yehoshafat in Jerusalem, 1863

Vallֳ©e de Josaphat. Jֳ©rusalem [Valley of Yehoshafat, Jerusalem], photograph of Auguste Salzman from his second visit to Eretz Israel. France, [1863].
Salt print. 33x23 cm. Attached to paper with description of photograph and details of printer, 62.5x45 cm. Good condition. Tears and light creases to paper margins.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 52

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Auguste Salzman – Bethlehem, 1863

Beit-Lehm [Bethlehem], photograph by Auguste Salzman from his second visit to Eretz Israel. France, [1863].
Salt prints. 32.5x23 cm. Attached to paper with description of photograph and details of printer. 62.5x45 cm. Good condition. Tears and slight creases to paper margins. Photograph slightly faded.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 53

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Peter Bergheim – Nineteen Photographs – Jerusalem

Nineteen photographs by Peter Bergheim (1813-1895), Jerusalem and its surrounding, late 19th century.
Mount of Olives, Damascus Gate, Absalom's Pillar, Pool of Siloah, Kings Tombs, David's Tomb, The Moslem Quarter, Zacharia's Tomb, view of the Old City from Damascus Gate, Jaffa Gate, and other sites. All are signed on the plate except for two. All are mounted on cardboard with short handwritten annotations. Average size 24x19 cm, mounted on cardboard 43x35.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and minor damages to borders of cardboard.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 54

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Peter Bergheim – Twenty Eight Photographs

Twenty eight photographs by Peter Bergheim (1813-1895), sites in Eretz Israel and its surroundings, late 19th century.
Mount Tabor, Church of Nativity in Beit Lehem, Beit Lehem, Jordan River, Nablus, Jaffa from the sea, the White Tower in Ramla, view of the city of Beirut, Damascus, Tiberias, Mar Saba Monastery, Hebron and the Cave of Machpela, Nazareth, Eshel Avraham near Hebron, a Pool of Solomon's Pools, Acre, and other sites. Eleven are not signed on the plate. All the photographs are mounted on cardboard with a short handwritten annotation. Average size 24x19 cm, cardboard 43x35.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and damages to borders of cardboards.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 55

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Felix Bonfils – Nine Photographs

Nine photographs by Felix Bonfils (1831-1885), sites in Eretz Israel and its surroundings, late 19th century.
Seven are signed in the plate; not annotated. Average size 27.5x22.5 cm, mounted on cardboard, average size 39x32.5 cm. Good condition. Damages to borders of cardboards.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 56

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The Western Wall – Fֳ©lix Bonfils

The Western Wall, Fֳ©lix Bonfils (1831-1885). [Late 19th century].
Signed on the plate. 28x21 cm, mounted on cardboard 34.5x26.5 cm. Good condition. Stains at borders of cardboard.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 57

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Panorama of Jerusalem

Panorama De Jerusalem [Panorama of Jerusalem]. [Fֳ©lix Bonfils?], [late 19th century].
Photograph of Jerusalem taken from Mount of Olives, annotated on the plate, not signed. Mounted on cardboard, on the reverse the photograph
"Panorama du Canal de Suez" is pasted - Panorama of the Suez Canal, also from late 19th century. 28x21 cm, mounted on cardboard 36x29.5 cm. Good condition. Creases, stains and tears at edges of cardboard.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 58

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General View of Jerusalem

General View of Jerusalem, Fֳ©lix Bonfils (1831-1885). [Ca. 1880].
View of Jerusalem from Mount Scopus. Signed on the plate and annotated "Vue gֳ©nֳ©rale de Jֳ©rusalem". 28x21.5 cm, mounted on cardboard 35x26.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 59

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Jewish Women – Fֳ©lix Bonfils

Two Jewish women, Fֳ©lix Bonfils (1831-1885). [Late 19th century).
Signed on the plate and annotated: "Femmes Juives en costume de sortie". 28.5x22.5 cm, mounted on cardboard 35.5x26 cm. Photograph in good condition, tears with omission at borders of cardboard.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 60

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Collection of Photographs from Eretz Israel – Late 19th century

Thirty-four photographs. Eretz Israel, late 19th century.
Not signed, however some photographs are annotated. Featuring various sites in Jerusalem and villages in its vicinity, the Old City and its gates, archaeological sites in the country, Tiberius, Acre, the Judean Desert, Jordan river, the Sea of Galilee and the Galilee, etc. 14.5x10.5 cm, one smaller photograph. Thin paper. Fair-good condition. Creases, minor tears and stains to some photographs.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 61

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Eretz Israel, Late 19th century – Fradelle & Young – London

Photograph collection of Fradelle & Young Photographic Company, which was active in London from the 1880s until the 1920s:
1-4. Four large photographs from Jerusalem: Dome of the Rock; Golden Gate [Gate of Mercy]; the Holy Sepulchre; view of Mount of Olives and Gethsemane. Annotated and signed on the plate. 23.5x19 cm, each photograph mounted on cardboard 26.5x21 cm. Good condition.
5-20. Sixteen small photographs: Mary's Well in Nazareth; Damascus Gate; Mount of Olives; the Old City of Jerusalem; Jaffa Gate; the Dome of the Rock; the Sea of Galilee, etc. Two or three photographs were taken in Egypt. Annotated on the plate, not signed. 10x8 cm, mounted on two cardboard sheets 26.5x20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some of the photographs are somewhat faded.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 62

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Photographs from Eretz Israel, Late 19th Century

Six photographs from Eretz Israel, [late 19th century].
Personal photographs which depict sites and views from unconventional vantage points: Schneller Orphanage in Jerusalem adorned with flags; tent adorned with identical flags; children bathing in a pool, and more. Apparently, photographed by a German photographer while visiting Eretz Israel. 16.5x12 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 63

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Photograph of the Austrian Post Office in Jerusalem – Vienna

Black and white good quality photograph of the Austrian Post Office in Jerusalem. Vienna, early 20th century.
One of the first post offices in the Middle East. The office, near the Jaffa Gate, was inaugurated in 1858 sponsored by the Austro-Hungarian Empire and was closed by the Turks when World War I broke out. Signed on the reverse Lichtbildstelle, Wien, and numbered 1801. 29.5x23 cm, good condition.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 64

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JNF – High Quality Photograph Collection

Sixty-nine black and white high quality photographs from all over Eretz Israel, arranged in an album for JNF use. Unknown photographer. Eretz Israel, [1930s].
Every photograph is pasted on a separate paper; all the photographs are described on a printed label pasted on the paper: Safed, Haifa, a house in Chulda, Kiryat Anavim, the Mekor Baruch neighborhood of Jerusalem, the train station in Kfar Baruch, school for young women in Nahalal, women workers' farm in the Borochov neighborhood, beehives in Ein Charod, grape harvest in Rishon LeZion, Wadi Fo'ara (Gedura River), Mrs. Mond planting a tree in the Balfour Forest, Mrs. Chancellor planting a tree in the Balfour Forest, Czechoslovakian Consul planting a tree in the Masrik Forest, Kish speaking at a planting festival in Masrik Forest, Ussishkin speaking at the house-warming celebration of the JNF House, stonemasons in Jerusalem, concert in Migdal David, etc. Average size 16x11 cm. Very good condition. Some album leaves are empty; several photographs are missing. Album 25.5 cm, tied with a lace. Good condition.

Opening1,000$ Sold For1,968$ Including buyers premium

Auction 18 Lot Number 65

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Collection of Photographs on Glass – Keren HaYesod, 1920s

Forty-nine photographs on glass. Keren HaYesod, [c. 1925].
High quality photographs of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, landscapes and structures throughout the country, crate of oranges, additional photographs which depict the building and conquest of Eretz Israelג€™s communities and cities by Hebrew labor. The glass slides are placed within a wooden case; cover contains caption "Keren HaYesod". 8x8 cm. Good condition. One slide broken on upper section.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 66

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Construction Workers in Tel Aviv, 1920s

Sixteen photographs of construction workers. Tel Aviv and Zrifin, 1920s.
Impressive photographs of construction workers: excavation of stones, loading camels, preparing cement, and more. Amongst them: Photographs by "H. Brill" and a photograph documenting the construction of "Beit Elhanan Krosarsky" on 73 Allenby Street in Tel Aviv, designed by the architect Y.Z. Tabachnik (Tavori). One photograph is annotated on the reverse "Zrifin". All are divided on the back for use as a postcard. 9x14 cm. Good condition, varies. Stains, some have two cut corners.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 67

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The Second Maccabia, 1935 – Postcard and Photographs – South Africa

Photo album. South Africa (?) and Eretz Israel, [mid 1930s]. Family photographs and personal photographs, probably of a member of the HaBonim movement in South Africa. The owner participated in the second Maccabia in Tel Aviv in 1935. The opening ceremony is depicted in one of the photographs. The album includes a postcard designed by Franz Kraus: "Second Maccabia", printed by Manir, Sendler and Bersson, Bnei Brak. Additional photographs feature youth movement members in Tel Aviv, during sports activities and trips around the country. Album 22x15 cm, good condition. Photographs in good condition, some are detached from album sheets. Total of 100 photographs.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 68

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Second Maccabiah – Tel Aviv, 1935

Five photographs documenting the opening ceremony of the Second Maccabiah. Tel Aviv, April, 1935.
"Maccabi-Atid-Tel Aviv" Group; Groups from Lithuania and Libya; motorcycles entering the court, and more. Two are signed by photographer Ephraim Erde (1905-1987) "Photography Ephraim - Foto erde". Divided on the reverse for use as a postcard, 14x9 cm. Good condition. One torn and pasted with adhesive tape. Stains, ownership ink- stamps.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 69

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Yordei-Yam Zevulun Society / Parade on Maccabi Court

1. Photograph of a group of pupils with a flag on a rowboat sailing in the Yarkon river. [Possibly members of the Yordei Yam Zevulun society, Tel Aviv, ca. 1928]. 13.5x8.5 cm.
2. Photograph of a multi-participants parade. It seems like the old Maccabi court in Tel Aviv [Maccabi Street], 1920s. 14x9 cm.
Both photographs are divided on the reverse for use as a postcard, annotated in pen (later annotation). Ownership ink stamps. Minor stains.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 70

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Photograph of the Anglo-Palestine Bank Building – Itzchak Kalter – Tel Aviv, 1937

Photograph of the building of the Anglo-Palestine Bank's first branch in Tel Aviv, located at the corner of Herzl and Yehuda HaLevi streets, [1937].
The building was designed by Shani (Yehoshua) Steinbock, one of the founders of the Association of Engineers & Architects in Palestine. The photograph shows the building after its expansion in 1937. The photographerג€™s ink stamp appears on the reverse.
Kalter, (1903-1995) was one of the most important modern architecture photographers in Israel, who mainly worked for architects and various publications. He perpetuated the best of the International Style (Bauhaus) in Eretz Israel. 28x23.5 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 71

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Collection of Photographs of Eretz Israel and its Surroundings, by Photographer Adelbert Bartlett

Sixty-three black and white photographs, by photographer Adelbert Bartlett. Eretz Israel and its Surroundings, ca. 1928-1934.
Bartlett (1887-1966), an American photographer, was director of the Near-East Relief Fund in Los Angeles. His work in the Middle East on behalf of this fund yielded the photograph collection presented here.
Unique photographs of the Samaria area, Nazareth, Jerusalem (the Dome of the Rock, Allenby Hotel, Jaffa Gate and other sites), Acre, Megiddo, Tiberias, Nablus, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Cairo, Beirut, Sidon and Cyprus. All photographs are signed on the reverse or ink-stamped by the photographer, annotated in pencil, some in great detail, in print. 25.5x20.2 cm. Fair-good to very good condition. Tears at borders of some photographs.
The University of California in Los Angeles maintains a significant part of the photographer's archive.

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Auction 18 Lot Number 72

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“Palestine Views” – Booklets of Photographs of the Industry Fair in Berlin, 1896

Palֳ₪stina Ansichten, von denkwֳ¼rdigen Stֳ₪tten des heiligen Landes und Dֳ¶rfern Jֳ¼discher Bauern. Berlin: Hugo Schildberger, 1896.
Small photograph-booklet, of the 1896 Berliner Gewerbe-Ausstellung - industry fair that took place in Berlin in 1896. Includes a folded plate with nine photographs of sites in Eretz Israel: Jaffa port, Western Wall, sites in Jerusalem. 17 cm. Good condition. Minor damages to cover.

Opening150$ Sold For320$ Including buyers premium
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