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Beloochees in the Bolan Pass.
Beloochees in the Bolan Pass. Sketches in Afghaunistan by Ja.s Atkinson, Esq.r.
Louis Haghe del.t. Day & Haghe to the Queen.
London: Published July 1842 by Henry Graves & Co., Printsellers to Her Majesty & H.R.H. Prince Albert, 6 Pall Mall and J.W. Allen & Co. Leadenhall Street.
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 530 x 325mm (21 x 12¾"). Spotting, tear in top left edge.
A scene of natives armed with muskets and swords watching from the mouth of a cave. The illustrated titlepage of 'Sketches in Afghaunistan' by James Atkinson (1780-1852), 'Superintending Surgeon of the Army of the Indus, Bengal Division' during the ill-fated British expedition into Afghanistan (1838-42). A Persian scholar and linguist, Atkinson has been described as 'a Renaissance man among Anglo-Indians'. Because of his languages he met many of the Afghan protagonists, including both Shah Shoojah-ool-Moolk and Dost Mohammad Khan. Fortunately he left the British garrison in 1840 to take another post, thus avoiding the disastrous retreat from Kabul in 1842. In his book 'The Expedition into Afghanistan', also published 1842, he compared the British presence in Afghanistan to Sisyphus rolling his stone up the hill.
Abbey Travel: 508.
[Ref: 60941]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rice cultivation] Reaping.
[Rice cultivation] Reaping.
AH [Augustin Heckel] delin.
[London: John June, n.d., c.1770.]
Etching, 18th century watermark, 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"). Paper toned and spotted. Small margins.
Plate 16 of a series about the cultivation of rice in China.
[Ref: 60919]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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