Paris: Braun & Cie Éditeurs, 1932. Gerstmann, Robert. First edition. Thick 4to., frontis with tissue guard, 66 pp., plus 280 photogravures plates, 4 pp. index, folding map. Pictorial stiff wrappers. Slight wear along the foredge of the first two blank leaves; slight wear at the tips. A near fine and bright copy. Item #51437
Robert Gerstmann, 1896 - 1960, was born in Vienna and trained as an electrical engineer. In 1924 he emigrated to Chile, where he abondoned engineering in favor of photography, a passion he acquired in his youth. He traveled thoughout Chile and Bolivia and amassed several thousand glass plate negatives, many of which were produced in his books on Chile and Bolivia.
Splendid photogravures of the Chilean people and landscape. In Spanish, German, French and English.