Luigi Pesce’s Album fotografico della Persia (1860).

Some of the first photographs taken of sites across Persia—including structures in Tehran and Persepolis that either no longer exist or have been heavily altered—are found in Luigi Pesce’s Album fotografico della Persia (1860). Pesce, an amateur photographer and lieutenant colonel in Napoleon’s army, created the album using images he had originally presented to the King of Persia, Nasir al-Din Shah.

View the digitized copy of Album fotografico della Persia.
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