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[Bukhara] The Daster Khanjee.
[Bukhara] The Daster Khanjee.
Mirza Abdul Wahab del.t. Standidge & Co lith.
London: J.W. Parker, c.1845.]
Lithograph. Sheet 220 x 135mm (8¾ x 5¼").
A kneeling Bukharan, the keeper of the Daster Khan (Persian for a caravanserai), a plate from Rev. Joseph Wolff's ''Narrative of a mission to Bokhara, in the years 1843-1845, to ascertain the fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly''. Wolff (1795-1862) was a German Jew who joined the Church of England, becoming a missionary. He went to Bukhara to find out what had happened to two British army officers, who had disappeared playing 'The Great Game' in Central Asia. He discovered they had been executed as spies and nearly met the same fate, only escaping because the Emir found Wolff's canonical robes so ridiculous. Wolff's opinion of Khanjee was low: in the précis to Chapter XIII is ''The Dastar Khanjee a Disgrace to Manhood''.
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[Bukhara] Abdul Samut Khan, Nayeb of the Ameer of Bokhara.
[Bukhara] Abdul Samut Khan, Nayeb of the Ameer of Bokhara.
G.T. Vigne del.t. Standidge & Co lith.
London: J.W. Parker, c.1845.]
Lithograph. Sheet 220 x 135mm (8¾ x 5¼").
A seated naib, a plate from Rev. Joseph Wolff's ''Narrative of a mission to Bokhara, in the years 1843-1845, to ascertain the fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly''. Wolff (1795-1862) was a German Jew who joined the Church of England, becoming a missionary. He went to Bukhara to find out what had happened to two British army officers, who had disappeared playing 'The Great Game' in Central Asia. He discovered they had been executed as spies and nearly met the same fate, only escaping because the Emir found Wolff's canonical robes so ridiculous. Wolff stayed at the house of the naib, writing of his being 'extremely kind to me while I was recovering, under God's mercy, from severe fever and ague'.
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Culture and Preparation of Tea.
Culture and Preparation of Tea.
Drawn by B. Clayton from a Painting by Piqua. On Stone by Gilks.
London, Dean & Co. Threadneedle Street. [n.d., 1847.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 165 x 230mm (6½ x 9").
From Julia Corner's 'The History of India & China'.
Abbey 468.
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