European Cities by Martin Hürlimann

Martin Hürlimann (1897 in Zürich – 1984) was a Swiss publisher, better known in the English speaking world as a photographer. Following successful completion, at Frauenfeld, of his school career, Hürlimann went on to study History, German literature and Philosophy at Zürich, Leipzig and Berlin universities.

In 1929 Hürlimann founded the newspaper “Atlantis”, based in Berlin and specialising in international travel and related themes. In 1930 he founded “Atlantis Verlag”, a publishing house, taking over from Ernest Wasmuth publication of the “Orbis Terrarum” series of books.

His photographic work was published in a number of books. Western European cities were a common theme, but he also photographed Ceylon and Southeast Asia.

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Photogravure of the Zwinger palace of Dresden, Germany (Deutschland). The palace is noted for its Baroque architecture. The building was completed in 1728, and served as a library and exhibition gallery. Photograph by Martin Hürlimann, 1934 via

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Photogravure of the old town house in Potsdam, Germany (Deutschland). It was constructed by Jan Bouman in 1755. A sculpture of Atlas holding the world sits on top of the building. Photograph by Martin Hürlimann, 1934 via

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Photogravure of the west facade of the medieval Lichfield Cathedral in Lichfield, England. Photograph by Martin Hürlimann, 1935 via

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The pavilion in the garden of the Abbey of Echternach in Luxembourg. Photograph by Martin Hürlimann and Horst Hanck-Jentsch, 1932 via

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Photogravure of St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) with the Doge’s Palace in Venice, Italy. Photograph by Martin Hürlimann, 1935 via

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The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Bayonne or the Cathedral of Our Lady of Bayonne commonly known as Bayonne Cathedral, France. Photograph by Martin Hürlimann, 1927 via

A Collection of Photos Feat. Venice by Francesco Bonaldi & Tarreghetta (1855)

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Francesco Bonaldi & Tarreghetta Saint Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy, 1855 via

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Francesco Bonaldi & Tarreghetta Grand Canal (with Boats), Venice, Italy, 1855 via

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Francesco Bonaldi & Tarreghetta Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy, 1855 via

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Tarreghetta Grand Canal, View Towards Giudecca, Venice, Italy, 1855 via

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Francesco Bonaldi & Tarreghetta Pesaro Palace, Venice, Italy, 1855 via

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Francesco Bonaldi & Tarreghetta View from the Grand Canal of the Doges Palace, Venice, Italy, 1855 via

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Francesco Bonaldi & Tarreghetta Gallerie dell’Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice, Italy, 1855 via

Vintage Venice Photogravures (1896)

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Photogravure, Basilica St. Mark,  Church Detail, Venice, Italy, 1896

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Photogravure, Basilica St. Mark Church, Venice, Italy, 1896 via

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Photogravure, Bronze Gate, Statues, Campanile, Venice, Italy, 1896 via

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 Photogravure of the courtyard fountain of Ducal Palace, Venice, Italy, 1896 via

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Photogravure, Palace Vendramin Calergi, Grand Canal, Cannaregio, Venice, 1896 via

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Photogravure, , Main Entrance Architecture, Venice, Italy, 1896 via

Photos of Venice by Herbert List (1930s)

Herbert List (1903 – 1975) was a German photographer, who worked for magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Life, and was associated with Magnum Photos.

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Herbert List, Venice, The Horses of San Marco, 1939 via

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Herbert List, The st Marco square in Venice, 1939 via

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Herbert List, Venice, Piazza San Marco, 1939 via

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Herbert List, Courtyard in Venice, 1933 via

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Herbert List, The statues of Marz and Neptun in the Doge’s Palace in Venice, 1933 via

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Herbert List, Venice, Gondolier, 1933 via

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Herbert List, Venice, View of the Isola di S. Giorgio Maggiore, 1934 via

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Herbert List, Venice, Icecream Seller, 1933 via