This private collection of travel and plate books encompasses fine copies of fine books, many with hand-coloured views and scenes from around the world. Books on the grandest scale include the Description de l’Egypte (1809–1822), Daniell’s Oriental Scenery (1795-1808), Melling’s Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople (1819), Soltykoff’s Voyage dans l’Inde (c.1850, lot 129) and Frith’s Egypt, Sinai and Jerusalem (c.1858). America is represented by Waldeck’s Voyage pittoresque... dans la province d'Yucatan (1838) and Nebel’s Voyage pittoresque... Mexique (1836) and Europe by Laborde and Zurlauben’s Tableaux... de la Suisse (1780-1786), which is bound in red morocco by Simier, and other works by Laborde on France, Spain and Austria. Further afield, Louis-Claude Freycinet’s Voyage de découvertes aux Terres Australes (1812) is the author’s own copy with his annotations. Also on offer are manuscripts by Sir James Emerson Tennent on Ceylon and watercolours and drawings of Turkey by Mouginot, Preziosi and others. Many of these treasures come from important collections, including those of Sefik Atabey, Beriah Botfield and the Earl of Bradford.