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Auction: Daguerreotype of The Monument, London

New York auction house Swann Gallery's upcoming auction of Fine Photography on 19 February 2015 includes a ninth-plate daguerreotype of The Monument in the City of London. 

The lot description is here: 

Sale 2374 Lot 3

Ninth-plate daguerreotype of London's iconic Monument to the Great Fire, at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke; in a leather case. Circa 1850

Estimate $4,000 - 6,000 

The monument, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire Of London, was erected in 1667. Today, visitors climb 311 steps to the top of this historic landmark to see spectacular views of London.

See the lot and full catalogue here.

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