Egyptian Travel Books go to Auction

Sotheby's London will be auctioning a private collection of fine travel and plate books, together with watercolours and manuscripts, relating to both Turkey and Egypt.  The sale which is to go ahead on the 298 February will see among the 142 lots, some unique and previously unpublished material and is estimated to raise over £1.5 million.

"Some of the earliest and largest photographs of Egypt taken in the 19th century will be at the auction. Of all the photographs Frith produced, the 20 presented for auction are accompanied by descriptions composed by the mother and son duo, Sophia and Reginald Stuart Poole. The grandest of all books on Constantinople boasts the most beautiful collection of engraved views produced of the city by Antoine Melling (1763-1830)".


Turkish and Egyptian travel books go to auction - Hurriyet Daily News

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