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Burrard, Col. Sir Sidney Gerald
RECORDS OF THE SURVEY OF INDIA VOLUME VI: COMPLETION OF THE LINK CONNECTING THE TRIANGULATIONS OF INDIA AND RUSSIA 1913. DEHRADUN: OFFICE OF THE TRIGONOMETRICAL SURVEY, 1914
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 1,375 GBP
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Burrard, Col. Sir Sidney Gerald
RECORDS OF THE SURVEY OF INDIA VOLUME VI: COMPLETION OF THE LINK CONNECTING THE TRIANGULATIONS OF INDIA AND RUSSIA 1913. DEHRADUN: OFFICE OF THE TRIGONOMETRICAL SURVEY, 1914
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 1,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Burrard, Col. Sir Sidney Gerald
RECORDS OF THE SURVEY OF INDIA VOLUME VI: COMPLETION OF THE LINK CONNECTING THE TRIANGULATIONS OF INDIA AND RUSSIA 1913. DEHRADUN: OFFICE OF THE TRIGONOMETRICAL SURVEY, 1914
FIRST EDITION, small folio, (325 x 205mm.), 8 photogravures, 13 photographic plates (2 half-page), 4 maps, 2 folding, later half morocco over paper boards, original printed upper wrapper mounted on upper cover, some light staining on a couple of pages
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Provenance

anonymous consignor, sale in these rooms, 10 May 2001, lot 160; Mikhail Baskhanov, book label

Literature

Yakushi (1994) B640

Catalogue Note

The full account of the last piece of the jigsaw to fit into the triangulation of India and Russia, and thereby the link connecting the two surveys, hitherto carried out separately. The territory which remained to be completed was a narrow strip of the Russo-Afghan border. The Russian surveyors worked down from the north, meeting the British team working up from the south. This therefore presents a fascinating episode both in the history of the survey and of the relations between the two super-powers of the time.

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