Travel & Natural History | 21 March 2013
Photo Album - Nile Congo Railway, south Sudan
Sold for £1200
Nile Congo Railway, south Sudan
an album of photographs documenting the survey expedition, including views of the Lado enclave, Rejaf, Loka, Yei, Kaia, Mongalla, Gondokoro and Kero, c.255 gelatin silver prints including over 70 in panorama format each c.8 x 29 cm (3 'bc x 11 'bd in), remainder average 9 x 12 cm (3 'bd x 4 'be in), titled in ink over pencil below, mounted on both sides of card leaves, contemporary half morocco, rubbed, backstrip and covers almost detached, large oblong 4to, c.1906-8.
⁂ The Lado enclave in south Sudan was leased by the British in 1894 to King Leopold of the Belgians for the period of his lifetime in exchange for a strip of land in the Congo required for the projected Cape to Cairo railway. A convention of May 1906 between the two countries provided for this initial survey of a possible railway route from Lado.
Portraits of the main participants appear on the first leaf: Count Olaerts, commandant of Lado, the engineer and surveyor Eugene Slosse representing the Congo government and Captain Stewart Newcombe, R.E., on behalf of Sudan. Most subjects include members of the expedition and/or the indigenous people of the region. More than 80 photographs are of the Bari people including villagers of Gameira, Kakkwa, Bangali, Gemeisa and Makrakra.
Thursday 21 March 2013, 10.00am
24 Maddox Street
17th March 11.00am - 4.00pm
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20th March 9.30am - 5.30pm
21st March from 9.30am