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NatGeo auction

NatGeo to auction famous art

The National Geographic

Society has chronicled scientific expeditions, explorations,

archaeology, wildlife and world cultures for more than 100 years,

amassing a collection of 11.5 million photos and original illustrations. A

small selection of that massive archive — 240 pieces spanning from the

late 1800s to the present — will be sold at Christie's on Dec. 6 at "The National Geographic Collection: The Art of Exploration"

auction, and is expected to bring in about $3 million in the first auction ever from the

institution's archives.