Der dunkle Erdteil: Afrika, Landschaft / Volksleben (The dark continent : Africa, the landscape and the people)
Bernatzik, Hugo Adolf
Price: 450.00 USD
Berlin: Atlantis, 1930. Folio. 45, pp (Text), 256pp (Photographic plates). Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over gilt-stamped brown cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Hugo Adolf Bernatzik (1897-1953), was an Austrian anthropologist and photographer, founder of the concept of alternative anthropology. Preceded by an historical introduction on the different regions of Africa, his "Der dunkle Erdteil" (The dark continent) is a stunning visual look at Africa and of its various cultures, people and landscapes. The 256 full-page photogravures document different tribes and cultures, individual portraits, villages, the tattooing of a Jarawa woman, the Kanuris playing dice, a tournament in Dikwa (Nigeria), splendid landscapes such as the Victoria Falls of the Zambezi, the Uluguru Mountains, the Archaen rock cones in the Namib Desert, etc.. Dust-jacket sunned and partly rippled, due to damp exposure. Sporadic closed tears along edges. Text in German. Dust-jacket in overall fair to good-, binding and interior in very good to fine condition. First edition (1.-10. Tausend). g- to vg.