An incredibly unique collection of 19th century photography from the Middle East and North Africa is being offered in Sotheby’s upcoming ‘Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History’ auction (17 November | London). In this episode of Sotheby’s Stories, learn how this extraordinary archive of images gives an insight to local Islamic communities rarely documented in the 1800s. Discover how European and Middle-Eastern photographers such as Félix Bonfils, Henri Béchard and the Abdullah Frères captured documented all aspects of daily life from commerce, religion and everyday culture.
A snapshot of 19th century life from Casablanca to Cairo
17 November | London