Anna Atkins Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, 1843
10 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (26 x 21.5 cm)
Recognized as the first book to be photographically printed and illustrated, it is a landmark in the history of photography, employing the new process of cyanotype invented by Sir John Hershel in 1842. The plates were made by placing the dry specimens on light-sensitive paper and then exposing the sheets to sunlight. Self-published and printed in a limited number of copies for private circulation, each unique, comprising 306 elegantly arranged photographic prints of seaweeds listed in alphabetical order, with captions hand-written by Atkins. This copy is a rare volume that has remained in a private library for many years; bound in green morocco leather with a hand-written inscription.
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Anna Atkins | Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions | 1843 | Zucker Art Books
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