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Like the other half dozen Athenian views in the sale, the 71/2in x 91/2in
(20 x 24cm) whole-plate daguerreotype was taken in 1842, making them the earliest surviving photographs of Greece. It was bought over the telephone by the sale’s principal purchaser, who carried off around half the entire auction, underbid by New York dealer Hans Kraus.