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Travel & Exploration

Bonhams is the only international auction house holding regular Travel & Exploration sales. Our auctions in London combine artefacts, paintings, drawings, books, maps, manuscripts and photographs that give insights into the people and places of the world - often as documented during notable feats of travel and exploration.

Highlights range from polar artefacts such as a sledge used on an Ernest Shackleton expedition to works by Michel Jean Cazabon, Peter Rindisbacher, Daniel Thomas Egerton, Frank Hurley, John Claude White and David Roberts.

In addition, Bonhams US Books & Manuscripts department holds regular sales focusing on travel, exploration and Americana in books, maps and manuscripts.

Buying and selling Travel & Exploration material at Bonhams
Bonhams Travel & Exploration department has specialists covering the UK, Europe, the Americas, South Africa and Asia-Pacific.

With offices and representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors and unparalleled marketing resources to achieve the highest price and level of client satisfaction possible. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

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Thinking of selling? Get a free auction estimate by submitting your item online or contacting your local Bonhams. With specialists based in towns and cities worldwide, we are your local auction house.

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Rhyanon Demery

Head of Sale

Rhyanon Demery is Senior Specialist of Marine and Topographical Pictures at Bonhams Knightsbridge in London.

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Matthew Haley

Managing Director

Matthew Haley has been the Director of Bonhams UK Book Department since 2013. In 2004, he joined Bonhams in London as a specialist in the Book Department, and his baptism of fire was one of the finest…

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Veronique Scorer

Head of Department

Veronique Scorer was appointed Head of Pictures, Knightsbridge, in 2009 and loves the diversity of this busy, vibrant saleroom. Sales of Modern British & Irish Art, Prints & Multiples, British & Europ…

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Luke Batterham

Senior Valuer

Luke Batterham is a Specialist in Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs, based at Bonhams Knightsbridge. The son of an antiquarian bookseller, Luke joined Bonhams as a senior valuer with…

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Simon Roberts

Senior Valuer

Simon Roberts is a specialist in the Fine Books and Manuscripts Department, and a senior valuer with over 30 years' experience in the business. He joined Bonhams in 2002 following the company's merger…

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Sarah Lindberg

Senior Specialist

Sarah Lindberg is a manuscript specialist in the Fine Book Department, which she joined in 2015. A history graduate from Exeter University, Sarah has a background in publishing, fine and decorative ar…

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Adam Stackhouse

Specialist

Adam Stackhouse is a Specialist in the Fine Books and Manuscripts Department at Bonhams in San Francisco. He joined the department in 1997 and was promoted to Specialist in 2001. His areas of expertis…

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Bernadette Rankine

Southeast Asia Director

Bernadette Rankine is the Director for Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, she works closely with the Bonhams team in Hong Kong and internationally to bring the excitement of Southeast Asian art to th…

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Aurore Vesin

Cataloguer

Aurore Vesin is a Cataloguer for the Pictures department at Bonhams Knightsbridge in London. She works on various sales, including British and European Art, Home & Interiors, Marine and Travel & Explo…

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Polly Cornthwaite

Administrator

Polly Cornthwaite is Administrator for Bonhams Marine Pictures and Travel & Exploration departments in London.

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