The world in all its natural glory: National Geographic celebrates 125 years with a sale of some of its most striking archive images that capture the beauty of the four corners of our globe
By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 20 July 2013
From the world’s mightiest and most elusive creatures, to spectacular landscapes in the farthest flung corners of the globe, National Geographic has been capturing the wonder and diversity of our planet and its inhabitants for more than a century.
Since 1888, National Geographic magazine has brought the people and places of our immense planet into the homes – and imaginations – of millions of readers.
Printed in 37 languages, and instantly recognizable by the yellow-bordered cover, the magazine is revered for its world-class imagery, showcasing the talents of its intrepid photographers.
The publication is now celebrating its landmark 125th anniversary with an exclusive online sale of 125 of the most iconic and recognizable images to have graced its pages over the years.
A selection of the proceeds, of the online-only sale organized by Christie’s, will go toward preserving the archives from which these images were drawn.
The sale will include extremely rare prints from Thomas Abercrombie’s original Kodachrome negatives, and other photographs never before offered at auction in such large, rich formats.
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world.
It has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects around the globe.
Having started out as a scholarly journal in the 19th Century, the magazine has evolved into a publication that shines a spotlight on distant corners of the globe for millions of readers, with its combination of breath-taking photography and on-the-ground reporting.
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