Switzerland and the Alps
Views of Adolph Braun (including views of Germany), Joseph Tairraz, E. Savioz, Charnaux, Gabler and Lamy



Adolph Braun

Adolph Braun of Dornach was one of Europe's most prolific publishers. He made most of the Anthony European views and was active between 1856 and the early 1870s. He produced an excellent series of the Grindenwald ice caves some of which are offered here. His views of glaciers and mountain-climbing are described by Darrah as 'exceptional'. Many of these have first-owner notes on the back and quite a few are dated either 1861 or 1862.
Braun views seem to fall into two distinct periods. Earlier views are often quite crudely trimmed; his finishing left something to be desired at times and fading is also a problem on some. Many also have a strange white spotting which nobody seems to have a good explanation for.  I have graded them down slightly when unsure. Differences may be down to using a new scanner on some. The old scanner tended to make the views dark. The new scans are also a slightly different size but the views, of course, are the same size. The new scanner also tends to trim edges a bit. All views are NOT trimmed unless mentioned otherwise.

There some views at the end on yellow mounts which are entirely different and combine high quality with imaginative camera work - indeed bearing comparison with the work of William England. No processing complaints either.

We have decided to keep most of Braun's work in one group so these views stray into Germany and, possibly, Italy.

Please ensure that you use the order number not the view number when ordering. I have put them is some kind of numbering sequence although they might not all be from the same series. Size differences are due to scanner settings.
 


451. Lucerne et le Mont Vitale.
Condition . Slight foxing.
Order #3311.
Price $12.
 


546. Chute de Giesbach.
Condition 7/8.
Order #3312.
Price $12.
 


572. Glacier de Grindelwald.
Condition 7.
Order #3313.
Price $10.
 


706. Goschenen.
Condition around 5.
Order #3315.
Price $6.
 


711. La Reuss a Amsteg.
Condition 7.
Order #3316.
Price $15.
 


728. Glacier inferieur de Grindelwald. Man climbing on ladder.
Condition 8/9.
Order #3317.
Price $18.
 


732. Glacier superieur de Grindelwald.
Condition 7/8.
Order #3318.
Price $10.
 


746. Environs de Murren.
Condition 6 (light black spotting).
Order #3319.
Price $8.
 


749. Lauterbrunnen.
Condition 7.
Order #3320.
Price $12.
 


755. Environs de Zweilutschinen..
Condition 7/8.
Order #3321.
Price $10.
 


756. Zweilutschinen.
Condition 3 (fading).
Order #3322.
Price $3.
 


761. Vallee de Lauterbrunnen.
Condition 7.
Order #3323.
Price $12.
 


762. La Wegernalp.
Condition 6.
Order #3324.
Price $10.
 


772. Mont Blanc vu de la Vallee de Servoz.
Condition 7.
Order #3325.
Price $10.
 


773. Chamounix.
Condition 7.
Order #3326.
Price $10.
 


781. Aguille du Dru.
Condition 8.
Order #3327.
Price $10.
 


916. Chateau de Heidelberg.
Condition 7/8.
Order #3328.
Price $15.
 


1077. Vue prise dand le vallee du Valais.
Condition. A lot of Braun 'spotting'.
Order #3329.
Price $8.
 


1155. Thoune.
Condition. Mark in sky on left image.
Order #3330.
Price $12.
 


1163. Grotte au Glacier de Grindelwald.
Condition 9.
Order #3331.
Price $8.
 


1168. Grotte au Glacier de Rosenlaui.
Condition 8.
Order #3332.
Price $12.
 


1174. Engelhorn.
Condition 7.
Order #3333.
Price $8.
 


1177. Chutes de Rosenlaui
Condition 8 (small spot of wax on left image).
Order #3334.
Price $12.
 


1188. Le Finster Aarhorn.
Condition 7/8.
Order #3335.
Price $10.
 


1307. Petit ??? a Fribourg.
Condition 7/8.
Order #3336.
Price $15.
 


1894. Col de Voza.
Condition 7/8.
Order #3337.
Price $12.
 


2640. Coblence et Ehrenbreitstein. Vue prise de Pfaffendorf.
Condition, Very clear but light foxing in sky.
Order #3338.
Price $15.
 


2935. Glarus, vue vers le Kleinthal.
Condition 9.
Order #3340.
Price $12.
 


2947. Ragaz, bains de Pfaefers. Source des bains dans la gorge de la Tamina.
Condition 9.
Order #3341.
Price $18.
 


2949. Ragaz, bains de Pfaefers. Gorge de la Tamina.
Condition 8/9.
Order #3342.
Price $15.
 


2954. Ragaz. Bains de Pfaefers. Rocher percée dans la vallée de la Tamina.
Condition 8/9.
Order #3343.
Price $15.
 


2965. Ragaz, bains de Pfaefers. La Wartenstein et Luziensteig.
Condition 7.
Order #3344.
Price $12.
 


3209. Lucerne et le Pont du Bois.
Condition 7.
Order #3345.
Price $10.
 


The Lion of Lucerne. Although unnumbered, this was subsequently issued as No 3223 (see below).
Condition 7/8.
Order #3346.
Price $10.
 


3223. Lucerne. Le lion de Lucerne.
Condition 7.
Order #3347.
Price $8.
 


4230. Cologne. Interieur du Dome.
Condition 8 (slight line across top).
Order #3349.
Price $12.
 


4447. Heidelberg.
Condition 9/10.
Order #3350.
Price $18.
 


4657. Interlaken. Le Jungfrau.
Condition 8.
Order #3351.
Price $15.
 


4679. Panorama a Murren.
Condition 8.
Order #3352.
Price $18.
 


4690. Interlaken. Le Jungfrau.
Condition 8/9.
Order #3353.
Price $18.
 


5018. Chateau de Chillon. Lac Leman.
Condition 8.
Order #3354.
Price $12.
 


5128. Einsiedeln. Interieure de l'Eglise de Monastere.
Condition 8 but bottom left corner of mount a bit bumped.
Order #3355.
Price $15.
 


5333. Lac de Quatre-Cantons. Vue de Brunnen.
Condition 8.
Order #3356.
Price $15.
 


5344. Vallee de Lauterbrunnen. Vue de la Jungfrau.
Condition 8.
Order #3357.
Price $15.
 


5394. Lucerne. Pension au Gutsch.
Condition 7 (light foxing in sky).
Order #3358.
Price $12.
 


5440. Lucerne.
Condition 8.
Order #3359.
Price $18.
 


5513. Guess where!
Condition 7.
Order #3360.
Price $5.
 


Unnumbered. Panorama a ?Mirren.
Condition. Foxing mark, otherwise 7/8.
Order #3361.
Price $8.



 
 
 

Joseph Tairraz and E. Savioz

Joseph Tairraz worked alone and later with his brother in the 1850s and 1860s in Chamonix. He became partners with Savioz who eventually took over the business. His work is good and similar to that of Braun.
 

F. Charnaux - a Geneva publisher who published Savioz view under his own imprint before producing views of his own. The first group are the early views and are probably by Savioz and published by Charnaux.


'No 200. Interlaken et la Jungfrau'.
Condition 8.
Order #3362.
Price $12.
 


200. Axenstrasse.
Condition 8.
Order #3363.
Price $12.
 


'No 410. Le Giessbach'.
Condition 8.
Order #3364.
Price $12.
 
 

  His 'Maison des trois rois (House of the three kings) appears on these later views.
 


'No 83. Saint Maurice le Pont'.
Condition 7.
Order #3365.
Price $10.
 


'No 108. La Mer de Glace, vue prise de Montenvert'.
Condition 6.
Order #3366.
Price $3.
 


'No 184. Pont de Grand Fey'.
Condition 8..
Order #3367.
Price $8.
 


'No 259. Lucerne, le Lion'. Well, I never would have guessed!
Condition 7/8.
Order #3368.
Price $3.
 


'No 362. Le Trient Cascade des Gorges'.
Condition 7 (light stain on right image).
Order #3369.
Price $5.
 


'No 416. Passage des Echelles'. No printed back on this view.
Condition 8.
Order #3370.
Price $12.
 


'No 465. Chemin de fer du Rigi, et la Pilate'. Trying to work out if this is later tinted or not. On balance probably not.
Condition. Sides roughly trimmed.
Order #3371.
Price $12.
 


'No 529. Chateau de Chillon & la Dent du Midi'.
Condition 7.
Order #3372.
Price $12.
 


'No 530. Bex & la Dent du Midi'.
Condition 4 (quite heavy stains and marks).
Order #3373.
Price $3.
 


'No 691. Friboug et le Grand Pont'.
Condition 8.
Order #3374.
Price $15.
 


'No 692. Friboug et le Pont du Gotteron'.
Condition 8.
Order #3375.
Price $12.
 


14. Geneve. Jardin anglais.
Condition. Left side of view is soft and the image will need reglueing. Also stains on left image.
Order #3376.
Price $2.
 


25. Geneve. Palais electoral.
Condition. Water stains at top. Image slightly delaminating.
Order #3377.
Price $5.
 


163. Panorama, vue prise de ?Gl???
Condition 7.
Order #3378.
Price $8.
 



 

A. Gabler, Interlaken
 


'No 161. Le Giessbach pres Brienz'.
Condition 7.
Order #3379.
Price $6.
 


'1479. La Joungfrau (sic), vue prise d'Interlaken'.
Condition 7 (light foxing in sky).
Order #3380.
Price $10.
 


'1643. Chemin de Murren, Monch & Jungfrau'.
Condition 7/8.
Order #3381.
Price $12.
 


'1988. Gorge de 'Aare (kleine onge)'.
Condition. Black mark at bottom of right image is a publisher's fault. Otherwise 8.
Order #3382.
Price $10.
 


'2048. Pilate'.
Condition. Grubby and mount split thru center.
Order #3383.
Price $1.
 


'2272. Luzern und Pilatus'.
Condition. Very clear but grubby and stained.
Order #3384.
Price $4.
 


'2538. Bern & Alpen'.
Condition. Mount split thru center.
Order #3385.
Price $2.
 


'3173. ?Unspunnen Monch und Jungfrau'.
Condition 8/9.
Order #3386.
Price $15.
 


'3390. Grindelwald. Hotel Baer'.
Condition 7.
Order #3387.
Price $12.
 


'3671. Grindelwald. Oberer Gletschan'.
Condition 8/9.
Order #3389.
Price $15.
 


'3670. Grindelwald.  Ab??? Gletschan'.
Condition 8.
Order #3390.
Price $12.
 


Handwritten 'Giessbach'.
Condition 6.
Order #3391.
Price $8.
 



 

Ernest Lamy of Paris
 


'9. Vue prise de la Terrasse de l'Ile-Belle (Lac Majeur)'.
Condition. Some glue creep at left side.
Order #3392.
Price $10.
 


'30. Vue de Chamonix (Savoie)'.
Condition 7.
Order #3393.
Price $8.
 


'56. Vue du Wetterhorn a Grindelwald'.
Condition 6 with mark in sky on right image.
Order #3394.
Price $5.
 


'57. Vue du Wetterhorn a Grindelwald'.
Condition 9.
Order #3395.
Price $15.
 


'60. La petite Scheidegg et le Moench pres Grindelwald'.
Condition. Light but views nicely.
Order #3396.
Price $8.
 


'61. La Jungfrau prise de la Petite Scheidegg pres Grindelwald'.
Condition 6.
Order #3397.
Price $5.
 


'64. Le Glacier superieur a Grindelwald'.
Condition 7.
Order #3398.
Price $8.
 


'69. Eglise et Glacier inferieur a Grindelwald'.
Condition 7.
Order #3399.
Price $6.
 


'72. Gorge et cascade de Rosenlaui'.
Condition 9.
Order #3400.
Price $12.
 


'78. Vue d'Interlaken er d'Unterseen prise de Bleiki'.
Condition. Slight glue creep.
Order #3401.
Price $6.
 


'80. Vue d'Interlaken et de la Jungfrau'.
Condition 8.
Order #3402.
Price $8.
 


'83. Interlaken et la Jungfrau, vue prise du kiosque'.
Condition 7.
Order #3403.
Price $6.
 


'90. Panorama de Thoune prise de Bellevue'.
Condition 8.
Order #3404.
Price $12.
 


'101. Vue de Berne prise de la Schosshalden'.
Condition /9.
Order #3405.
Price $12.
 


'103. Le pont de la Nideck a Berne'.
Condition 7.
Order #3406.
Price $8.
 


'107. Fribourg et le pont de Gotteron'.
Condition. One light surface mark on left image.
Order #3407.
Price $12.
 


'121. Chateau de Chillon (Lac de Geneve)'.
Condition 8.
Order #3408.
Price $10.
 


'135. Vue prise du Bex'.
Condition 8.
Order #3409.
Price $12.
 


'176. Vue de Fleuren, Baie de'Uri'.
Condition. Mount roughly trimmed at edges and not sure about the originality of the tinting. Very nice effect though.
Order #3410.
Price $6.
 


'177. Chute du Rhin et Chateau de Lauffen pres Schaffhouse'.
Condition 7.
Order #3411.
Price $8.
 


'178. Chute du Rhin prise de l'Hotel Bellevue a Neuhausen pres Schaffhouse'.
Condition. Strange wavy lines that appear on many Lamy views. See the previous view for a less pronounced effect.
Order #3412.
Price $8.
 


'179bis. Chute du Rhin prise de Schweizernof a Neuhausen pres Schaffhouse'.
Condition. Chunk out of right side of mount.
Order #3413.
Price $4.
 


'197. Vue de Fleulen, lac des 4 Cantons'.
Condition. Faded but views quite well.
Order #3414.
Price $3.
 


'199. Vue prise au dessus de la cinquieme chute de Giessbach (Lac de Brienz)'.
Condition 6/7.
Order #3415.
Price $4.
 


'212. Petit grotte naturelle'.
Condition 7.
Order #3416.
Price $2.
 

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