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Presented in similar fashion was Iacovleff’s Dessins et Peintures d’Asie, one of 700 sets of c.1930, which reached £680.

Iacovleff’s collections were based on drawings made during the Citroën company’s motorised expeditions of the late 1920s and early ’30s to Central Africa and Central Asia.

Phillips, London, February 16
Buyer’s premium: 15/10 per cent