ÉTIENNE CARJAT Portrait of Vicomte de Lesseps (1805-1894) ca. 1860 [R/V] - x +
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MT: albumen print on paper mounted on card (9x5 / C:10x6)

TX: printed at lower left of margin in French <ET. CARJAT>, inscribed with fountain pen at lower center of margin <F. de Lesseps_>, with pencil at rear upper center <De Lesseps>, printed at center below <CARJAT & C IE / 56, RUE LAFITTE / PARIS / au Rez de Chaussée / avec gran Jardin>, stamped below <MAISON / ALPH. GIROUX>

PR: Maison Alphonse Giroux, Paris

DN: Mr. Megakles Rogakos - 2009

CM: Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps, GCSI (19 November 1805 - 7 December 1894) was the French developer of the Suez Canal, which joined the Mediterranean and Red Seas for the first time in 1869, and substantially reduced sailing distances and times between the West and the East. § He attempted to repeat this success with an effort to build a lockless version of the Panama Canal during the 1880s, but the project was finally completed by the United States in 1914, once developments in medicine had been made which combated the serious problems of malaria and yellow fever in the area. [Megakles Rogakos 23/12/2009]

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