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Book cover for "In Den Kedaton te Jogjakarta. Oepatjara Ampilan" (E. J. Brill, Leiden. 1888. 1 Vol.)
Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books
Courtesy of Bernard J Shapero Rare Books
E. J. Brill, Leiden. 1888. 1 Vol., Atlas with collotype plates by Kassian Cephas. Atlas-volume in-folio (320 by 480mm.) original green cloth, gilt lettering, 17 collotypes by Kassian Cephas, all measuring 180 by 270mm., mounted on original card with numbers IA to XVI, each wrapped in doubled paper sheet with descriptions, all in very good condition with good tonal range, slightly scuffed corners, otherwise in fine condition.
This folio contains 17 collotypes taken by Kassian Cephas in 1884. The collotypes in this edition with green cloth are the same size as those in the larger special edition with text, (also with twenty four collotypes). As far as we know there have been no green editions of the text quarto. Kassian Cephas (1845-1912) was a pioneer in photography is southeast Asia. As an indigenous Javanese, he served as official photographer to the Sultans of Jogyakarta, documenting the royal family and court ceremonies.