Ursula Schulz-Dornburg: Der Tigris des alten Mesopotamien, Irak 1980 (“The Tigris of Ancient Mesopotamia, Iraq 1980”) published by Kestner-Gesellschaft, 1981. Square 8vo in wraps as issued.
One of the oldest cultivated regions in the world, almost unaltered for six thousand years. A land between two rivers, the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris, which made agriculture possible in the wilderness. In 1980, at the outbreak of war between Iraq and Iran, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg photographed the marsh country in the lower reaches of the Tigris, the amphibious realm of the Ma’dan, one of the most ancient civilisations still existing in the world at that time. A realm of water, sky, horizon and reeds.
8vo in stiff wraps as issued. 90 pages, illustrated throughout with photographs. Short text in German. Well preserved clean copy of this masterpiece by the German photographer. First edition