C.J. Kleingrothe - Sumatra's O.K.

C.J. Kleingrothe - Sumatra's O.K.
Photogravure - Not signed

C.J. Kleingrothe, SUMATRA'S OK, Medan-München ca. 1910. Unbound portfolio(36 x 46,5 cm.) in blue cloth on cover a helio-engraved photograph of a trapped tiger. The portfolio is still in its original brown cardbox.
The portfolio contains besides the title page and a double-folded map(45 x 70 cm) 66 leaves(35 x 45 cm.) with helio-engraved photographs in different sizes made by J.B. Obernetter, München after photographs made by Kleingrothe, numbered 1 to 65 + 40b.
The helio-engraved photographs are “chine appliqué” pasted in the imprints on the leaves. The text below the helio-engraved photographs is in English, Dutch.

The portfolio: shows no signs of wear, the gold lettered imprint on the cover and the cover's helio-engraved photograph are nearly pristine.
Content: The title page and map are near fine. The leaves show some slight wrinkling in one corner, this does not affect the helio-engraved photographs. The margins of the leaves outside the “chine appliqué” show signs of foxing in different stages, however nearly all the helio-engraved photographs are in good condition.


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Lot details
C.J. Kleingrothe
Title of artwork
Sumatra's O.K.
Not signed
Image size
35×45 cm
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