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2 STUNNING VIEWS of the Rwenzori 1906

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1. VITTORIO SELLA. Ruwenzori Range from Butiti (50 miles), 1906, Sella number R 42. 11.2x15" gelatin silver print, c. 1907, on 13x15.5" heavy brown paper. Typed label taped down verso: It was here that the party / got their first fine view / of the Ruwenzori Mountains. Taped label white ink verso: Ruwenzori Range from Butiti 50 miles. Inscribed in pencil verso: 46 / Ruwenzori Mts. Africa / Ruwenzori Range from Butiti (50 miles) / It was here that the party got their first fine view / of R- Mts. / P. 91 / R I 42.

2. VITTORIO SELLA. Mt. Stanley. Peaks Alexandra & Marguerite seen over lake at head of Bujuku Valley. Ruwenzori Mts. Africa, 1906, Sella number R 144. 15.3x11.6" gelatin silver print, c. 1907, on 16.5x13" heavy brown paper. Inscribed recto in white ink: Africa. Label separate inscribed in white ink: Mt. Stanley / Peaks Alexandra & Marguerite / seen over lake at head / of Bujuku Valley. Inscribed in ink verso Mt. Stanley / Peaks Alexandra & Marguerite seen over lake / at head of Bujuku Valley / Ruwenzori Mts. Africa. Inscribed in pencil verso: Loan 26 / R I circled Ca - 3 / 144.

Mt. Baker lies to the east in the rough triangle of the Rwenzori Range, with Mt. Speke to the north and Mt Stanley to the west.

Ngaliema/Mt. Stanley in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has twin summits, the highest Magherita Peak at 5109 m. (16,673 ft.) and Alexandra Peak 5091 m (16,703 feet). The minor summits are Savoia Peak 4977 m (16,330 feet). Kiyanja/Mt. Baker (Edward Peak) aka Grauer's Rock 4844 m 15,892 ft.


Vittorio Sella was born in 1859 into a wealthy, politically influential family in the Piedmont town of Biella, Italy. As a boy his classical studies included Greek and Latin along with painting lessons, in which he excelled. He was introduced to the recently invented art of photography by his father, a textile mill owner named Venanzio Giuseppe Sella and his uncle, Quintino Sella, a famous Italian minister of finance, both of whom were enthusiasts of the new art. In 1856, Venanzio published a treatise on photography that was translated into German and French and was included in Roret's Encyclopedic. Quintino Sella not only founded the still active Italian Alpine Club, but also took his young nephew hiking through the Alps as he taught him to love the mountains.
Condition
1. R 42 Excellent left edge of print lifting, edge and corner wear, mount has wear and tape verso.
2. R 144 Very good, minor wear, mount has corner wear edge wear and tape verso.
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2 STUNNING VIEWS of the Rwenzori 1906

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2012: 2 STUNNING VIEWS of the Rwenzori 1906

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Lot 2012 Details

Description
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1. VITTORIO SELLA. Ruwenzori Range from Butiti (50 miles), 1906, Sella number R 42. 11.2x15" gelatin silver print, c. 1907, on 13x15.5" heavy brown paper. Typed label taped down verso: It was here that the party / got their first fine view / of the Ruwenzori Mountains. Taped label white ink verso: Ruwenzori Range from Butiti 50 miles. Inscribed in pencil verso: 46 / Ruwenzori Mts. Africa / Ruwenzori Range from Butiti (50 miles) / It was here that the party got their first fine view / of R- Mts. / P. 91 / R I 42.

2. VITTORIO SELLA. Mt. Stanley. Peaks Alexandra & Marguerite seen over lake at head of Bujuku Valley. Ruwenzori Mts. Africa, 1906, Sella number R 144. 15.3x11.6" gelatin silver print, c. 1907, on 16.5x13" heavy brown paper. Inscribed recto in white ink: Africa. Label separate inscribed in white ink: Mt. Stanley / Peaks Alexandra & Marguerite / seen over lake at head / of Bujuku Valley. Inscribed in ink verso Mt. Stanley / Peaks Alexandra & Marguerite seen over lake / at head of Bujuku Valley / Ruwenzori Mts. Africa. Inscribed in pencil verso: Loan 26 / R I circled Ca - 3 / 144.

Mt. Baker lies to the east in the rough triangle of the Rwenzori Range, with Mt. Speke to the north and Mt Stanley to the west.

Ngaliema/Mt. Stanley in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has twin summits, the highest Magherita Peak at 5109 m. (16,673 ft.) and Alexandra Peak 5091 m (16,703 feet). The minor summits are Savoia Peak 4977 m (16,330 feet). Kiyanja/Mt. Baker (Edward Peak) aka Grauer's Rock 4844 m 15,892 ft.


Vittorio Sella was born in 1859 into a wealthy, politically influential family in the Piedmont town of Biella, Italy. As a boy his classical studies included Greek and Latin along with painting lessons, in which he excelled. He was introduced to the recently invented art of photography by his father, a textile mill owner named Venanzio Giuseppe Sella and his uncle, Quintino Sella, a famous Italian minister of finance, both of whom were enthusiasts of the new art. In 1856, Venanzio published a treatise on photography that was translated into German and French and was included in Roret's Encyclopedic. Quintino Sella not only founded the still active Italian Alpine Club, but also took his young nephew hiking through the Alps as he taught him to love the mountains.
Condition
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1. R 42 Excellent left edge of print lifting, edge and corner wear, mount has wear and tape verso.
2. R 144 Very good, minor wear, mount has corner wear edge wear and tape verso.

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