The first ever travel photographs are up for auction — and they offer a fascinating glimpse into ancient Egypt
One of the world's first set of travel photographs is up for auction and it's expected to fetch up to $20,000 (£15,096).
The images — which are widely considered to mark the birth of travel photography — were captured by the French writer and photographer Maxime Du Camp during a trip to Egypt in 1849.
His work offers a fascinating glimpse into ancient Egypt long before the days of commercial tourism and selfie sticks.
59 of the original 125 prints are currently up for auction on the Antiquarian Auctions website.