Our Shop Item Type
Browse by region
Browse by Item Type
New Acquisitions
See all items
Latest catalogue Contact
332 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone (415) 668-4723 | Fax (415) 668-4723
Tue-Sun 11 am – 5 pm
Arnoux, Hippolyte (active ca. 1860 - ca. 1890); Zangaki, Adelphoi (active 1870s–1890s). Album with Sixteen Original Albumen Studio Photograph Views of Port Said, Suez Canal, and Aden. Ca. 1870s.


Ca. 1870s

Ask a question

Oblong Folio ca. 30,5x38 cm (12x15 in). With 16 large original albumen photographs each ca. 21x27,5 cm (8 ¼ x 10 ¾ in), mounted on recto of stiff card leaves, with ten photographs captioned, signed and/or numbered by the studio in negative (including nine Arnoux prints and one Zangaki print). Period style black half sheep with marbled papered boards and red title label pasted on the front cover with a printed title “Ansichten von ÄGYPTEN / H. KLOPP / phot. Amat.”; all edges gilt. Several leaves with very minor chipping of the corners, a couple of photos mildly faded, otherwise a very good album.

Attractive album with sixteen early views of the Suez Canal, Port Said and British-controlled port of Aden (modern-day Yemen). Taken by the Port Said photographers Hippolyte Arnoux and Adelphoi Zangaki, the photos show Port Said’s streets and harbor, featuring several early establishments, i.e. “Hotel des Pays Bas,” store of “James Slavick, shipchandler,” “Nederlandsche Bazaar,” “Grand Hotel du Louvre,” portraits of European travelers on mules, Arab camel and mule riders, banks of the Suez Canal with the ships bassing-by, et al. The album ends with five unsigned photograph views of Aden, showing the Cisterns of Tawila (designed to collect and store rain water that flows down from the Shamsan massif through Wadi Tawila), buildings and camels in the Crater district, and a review of a British military unit with camels. Overall a very good album with large well-preserved photos.

Photographs include: Rue du Commerce à Port Said. No. 7 (Arnoux); No. 222 [Port Said, Village and Arab Mosque] (Arnoux); Place de Lesseps à Port Said (Arnoux); [Europeans on mules] (Arnoux); Caravane de Syrie, Kantari. No. 138 (Zangaki); 649. Groupe de Boudets de Roucciquiers (Arnoux); [Port Said, with Hotel de France]; No. 284. [Suez Canal]; Dragues au Kilometre 40 (Arnoux); No. 123. [Suez Canal] «Gare» (Arnoux); 139. [Suez Canal]. Gare de Kantara (Arnoux); 71. [Suez Canal] (Arnoux); [Aden, Cisterns of Tawila] (2); [Aden. British Military Training]; [Aden, the Crater] (2).

Hippolyte Arnoux documented the excavation of the Suez Canal in the 1860s and published the resulting photographs. He occasionally worked with the Port Said photographic studio, Adelphoi Zangaki. In the late 1860s, Arnoux was a partner of Antonio Beato. (Duke Libraries).

Item #PC92
Price: $1250.00