The largest photo book ever published sold yesterday at the Bonhams Book, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs sale in London. The book is made up of 20, un-enlarged prints of Egypt, Sinai and Jerusalem taken by renowned English photographer Francis Frith that each measure a colossal 30in x 21in. To give you some perspective, we’ve superimposed a picture of Canon’s new T4i (to scale) onto the picture from the book itself. As you can see, these are some big prints.
Given how much work it took Frith to create it, it seems appropriate that the book sold for as much as it did. Estimated to go for only £50,000 – £70,000, it actually ended up selling for over £330,000, or approximately $513,000 dollars… and they say print media is dying.