A snapshot of 19th century life from Casablanca to Cairo

17 November | London

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.

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