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Auction: Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History / 15 May 2018

Sotheby's upcoming auction of photographs includes an album of rare early photographs of Oman and Iraq by Irishman Louis Maguire, a resident of Muscat in the 1870s who became United States Consul in 1880. This album was presented by him to fellow Muscat resident Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles, British Political Agent in the Gulf, in September 1885.

A complete set of Francis Frith’s mammoth photographs of Egyptian pyramids [c.1858]


A collection of eight photographs from Captain Scott’s final expedition:


A large collection of photographs of the West Indies from the 1860s to 1880s


The sale also includes topographical photographs of Malta, Siam & Cambodia, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Burma, Ceylon, and important photographs and photobooks on Mecca and the Hajj (301-304). 

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