Early albums (downloads)

Here you can find a list of 19th and early 20th Century photographic albums that can be viewed and sometimes even downloaded in its entirety. Many of them are almost impossible to obtain.
Notice: most of the books listed here are not in my collection and you will be directed to another website than Africa in the Photobook.

1852, Maxime du Camp, Égypte, nubie, palestine et syrie. Dessins photographiques (see also here)
1858, Francis Frith, Egypt and Palestine: Photographed and Described by Francis Frith, volume 1
1858, Francis Frith, Egypt and Palestine: Photographed and Described by Francis Frith, volume 2

1861, Joseph Kirkman a.o., The Progress of his Royal Highness Prince Alfred Ernest Albert through the Cape Colony, British Kaffraria, the Orange Free State, and Port Natal, in the year 1860
1862, Francis Frith, Lower Egypt volume 1
1862, Francis Frith, Lower Egypt volume 2 
1862, Francis Frith, Egypt, Nubia, and Ethiopia: Illustrated by One Hundred Stereoscopic Photographs taken by Francis Frith
1862, Henry Cammas and Andre Lefèvre, La Valée du Nil: Impressions er photographies
1865, Emmanuel de Rouge, Album photographique de la Mission remplie en Egypte
1877-78, Félix Bonfils, Souvenirs d’Orient – Album pittoresque des sites, villes et ruines les plus remarquables de l’Egypte et de la Nubie, de la Palestine, de la Syrie et de la Grèce (4 vols).
1878, Auguste Mariette-Bey, Voyage dans la Haute-Egypte
1880, Sam Alexander, Photographic Scenery of South Africa
1882, Luigi Fiorillo, Alexandria Bombardment of 1882
1885-88, J.A. da Cunha Moraes, Africa Occidental (Volume 1 / Volume 2 / Volume 3 / Volume 4)
1888, Hans Meyer, Zum Schneedom des Kilimandscharo : 40 photographien aus Deutsch-Ostafrika
1888, H. Béchard, L’Egypte et la Nubie
1889, Joao Francisco Camacho, Colleccao de Photographias relativas ao Caminho de Ferro de Lourenco Marques
1890, Johan Büttikofer, Reisebilder aus Liberia (Volume 1 / Volume 2)
1894, Charles Lemaire, Congo & Belgique; à propos de l’exposition d’Anvers
1894, Franz Stuhlmann, Mit Emin Pasha ins Herz von Afrika
1897, François Coillard, On the threshold of Central Africa; a record of twenty years’ pioneering among the Barotsi of the Upper Zambesi
1897, Charles Lemaire, Voyage au Congo
1898, Th. Rehbock, Südwest Afrika. 96 Lichtdrucke
1898, Franz Thonner, Im afrikanischen Urwald: Meine Reise nach dem Kongo und der Mongalla im Jahre 1896
1899, Franz Thonner, Dans la grand forêt de l’Afrique Central
Carlo Citerni,
1900, W.C. Willoughby, Native Life on the Transvaal Border
1901, Thomas Joshua Allridge, The Sherbo and its hinterland
1903, George Washington Wilson, Album of Photographic Views of South Africa
1903, Ugo Ferrandi, Lugh
1904, E.D. Morel, The treatment of women and children in the Congo state 1895-1904 : an appeal to the women of the United States of America
1904, E.D. Morel, King Leopold’s Rule in Africa
1904, Various photographers, An answer to Mark Twain
1904, Sir Harry Johnston, The Uganda Protectorate
1905, Mark Twain, King Leopold’s soliloquy; a defense of his Congo rule
1905, John Ward, Our Sudan: Its Pyramids and Progress
1906, E.D. Morel, Red rubber : the story of the rubber slave trade flourishing on the Congo in the year of grace
1907, Frederick Starr, The Truth about the Congo
1909, Various photographers, Notre Colonie: Le Congo Belge
1910, Franz Thonner, Vom Kongo zum Ubangi
1909, Adolf Friedrich, Duke of Mecklenburg, Ins innerste Afrika
1910, Adolf Friedrich, In the Heart of Africa
1910,  Samuel Pierre L’Honoré Naber, Op expeditie met de Franschen
1910, Thomas Joshua Allridge, A transformed colony. Sierra Leone as it was and as it is
1911, Various photographers, Un excursion au Congo
1912, Various photographers, Au Congo Belge: Chasses a l’elephant, les indigenes, l’administration
1912, Aleš Hrdlička, The natives of Kharga Oasis, Egypt
1912, Frederick Starr, Congo Natives
1914, F.X. Geyer, Durch Sand, Sumpf und Wald
1914, Carlo Citerni, Ai confini merdionali dell’Etiopia
1914, Carlo Citerni, Come si viaggia in Africa
1915, Albert F. Calvert, South-West Africa during the German occupation 1884-1914
1916, Leo Frobenius, 
Der Völkerzirkus unserer Feinde
1917, Various photographers, Les campagnes belges d’Afrique 1914-1917
1918, Various photographers, Report on the Natives of Southwest Africa and their treatment
1918/24, Various photographers,
Kijkjes in Belgisch Kongo
1920, Allan Wolsey, T
he natives of the northern territories of the Gold Coast; their customs, religion and folklore
1929, Jose dos Santos Rufino, Álbuns Fotográficos e Descritivos da Colónia de Moçambique (Volume 1 / Volume 2 / Volume 3 / Volume 4 / Volume 5 / Volume 6 / Volume 7 / Volume 8 / Volume 9 / Volume 10)