At once a historical document, travelogue and keepsake, the photography album was a popular way of commemorating safaris, diplomatic meetings and other exploratory journeys through India during the 1800s. Sotheby’s upcoming sale Fine Books and Manuscripts presents an array of these distinctive compilations, including an album of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria’s voyage to Hyderabad. For a closer look at a few of these unique books, which provide a glimpse into a bygone era of India's history, click ahead.
Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Online
18–28 June | Online