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Sindbad der Seefahrer (Sinbad the Sailor)

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • Sindbad der Seefahrer (Sinbad the Sailor)
  • Description

    Parchment-bound volume of 33 lithographs illustrating the story of Sinbad the Sailor ( from 'The Book of One Thousand and One Nights' ). Half-page illustrations acccompanied by the text. On the cover, a colour lithograph. 1907

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1908
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 360 millimetres (sheet size)
    • Width: 270 millimetres (sheet size)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in pencil and numbered 115/300.
  • Curator's comments

    dedicated to the physician Friedrich Gisevius. The work was created in April 1907 but not published until February the following year.

  • Bibliography

    • Sievers+Waldmann 37-74 bibliographic details
  • Location


  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    31 March 2014

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    Provide custom-made box for archival box for storage

    Treatment details

    The album was housed in a custom-made box. This consisted of an inner envelope of Manilla 225 gsm paper and an outer box constructed using Boxboard and Filmoplast T 6472. The envelope and box were adhered to each other withdouble-sided tape and cotton ties were attached using Culminal (non ionic cellulose ether).

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  • Subjects

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: One Thousand and One Nights
  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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