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Cairo to Constantinople: Francis Bedford's Photographs of the Middle East

Sophie Gordon
Introduction by John McCarthy
With contributions from Badr El Hage and Alessandro Nasini

ISBN 978 1 905686 18 6
Hardback, 256 pages, 260 x 280 mm, over 220 colour illustrations

In 1862 the leading British photographer Francis Bedford was commissioned by Queen Victoria to accompany her son and heir, the future King Edward VII, on an ambitious journey around the Middle East.

In often stifling heat, Bedford produced over 200 negatives, capturing images of the striking architecture and stunning landscapes he encountered as he travelled through Egypt, Syria, Turkey and Greece.

With an introduction from the distinguished British broadcaster John McCarthy, and including extracts from the Prince of Wales’s personal diary of the tour, this beautifully illustrated book documents their journey.