The book was examined in person by Marc Harrison, one of Catawiki’s book experts: “We have found this to be a very good to fine copy. It has the original full leather binding in place, which is a little rubbed to the edges, but holding well.” Internally the book is in very good condition, with only very light foxing to the title page and foxing to the plates.
Maxime Du Camp travelled around Europe and the Near East between 1849 and 1851 in the company of French novelist Gustave Flaubert. Their travels are well documented in both of their writings. Du Camp was an early amateur photographer, and his travel books were among the first ever to be illustrated with photographs.
The auction will be online from the 6th of December to the 17th of December and can be found here: https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/32078971