Early holdings of the Henri Gaussen photographic collection, especially photographs taken during work excursions.
A scientist from Toulouse (South-West of France, capital of Languedoc), botanist, cartographer, one of the founders of phytogeography (study of the plant distribution on the globe surface and of its origins), author of a photographic collection tightly bound with his scientific work.
Text only. Access to descriptive entries (written in French) and to a selection of pictures. The first entry is a user guide which defines the fields of a citation.
* Contents :
- about : mountains, landscape, environment, cultural and historical heritage, architecture ; with a few photographs taken by colleagues or friends (Gadrat, Brunet, Trutat, Frodin...). Individually analysed pictures, mostly, according to a multidisciplinary approach, with the contribution of scientists. High mountains and uplands landscapes : overall pictures, close-up and panoramic views with landform description (glaciated valley, slope, peak, lake, hill...), vegetation type (forest, heathland and moor, mat vegetation...), architecture (frame, monuments...), spacial organization (traditional agrosylvopastoral system...)
2864 ref. bound with 3150 analyses of ancient photographs.
About France : Aude (200 analyses), Pyrenees-orientales (390), Ariege (560), Haute-Garonne (900), Hautes-Pyrenees (300), Pyrenees-atlantiques (170), Landes-Gironde (60)
About Spain : Basque country (30 anal.), Navarra (30), Aragon (280), Catalonia (210)
About Andorra : 100 anal.
Photographs may be consulted at :
Archives départementales de la Haute-Garonne ;
11, boulevard Griffoul-Dorval ;
F-31400 Toulouse ;
tel : (33) 61. 52. 01. 64.
fax : (33) 61. 25. 01. 60.