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Auction: Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
was auctioned on: 28 July 2020
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Saudi Arabia. Album of photographs of the construction of the Trans-Arabian Pipeline, 1950s

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000
ca. US$15,079 - US$22,619
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 210, Views: 41

SAUDI ARABIA ̶ SAUDI ARAMCO Album of photographs of the construction of the Trans-Arabian Pipeline. [c.1950s] Oblong folio (280 x 350mm.), c.235 photographs (from 55 x 81mm. to 205 x 253mm., or the reverse), mounted recto and verso, one in a sleeve, contemporary black cloth, occasional minor surface abrasions, slight wear to edges of mounts, rubbed AN IMPRESSIVE ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS DOCUMENTING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TRANS-ARABIAN PIPELINE. Construction of the Tapline began in 1947 and extended from Qaisumah in Saudi Arabia to Sidon in Lebanon. The photographs show road construction, an Aramco aeroplane, brick making and building work at a pump station, water-well drilling, pipe welding, a cargo convoy, and views of Ras El Misha'ab.Condition ReportCondition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate. We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.Saleroom NoticeThere are approximately 235 photographs in this album, not 135 as stated in the printed catalogue.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Date of the auction: 28 Jul 2020
Address: Sotheby's