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PROPERTY OF A FORMER GERMAN AMBASSADOR

Macaulay, Colman
REPORT OF A MISSION TO SIKKIM AND THE TIBETAN FRONTIER. CALCUTTA: BENGAL SECRETARIAT PRESS, 1885
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 GBP
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PROPERTY OF A FORMER GERMAN AMBASSADOR

Macaulay, Colman
REPORT OF A MISSION TO SIKKIM AND THE TIBETAN FRONTIER. CALCUTTA: BENGAL SECRETARIAT PRESS, 1885
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Macaulay, Colman
REPORT OF A MISSION TO SIKKIM AND THE TIBETAN FRONTIER. CALCUTTA: BENGAL SECRETARIAT PRESS, 1885
FIRST EDITION, 4to (276 x 213mm.), folding map, 22 mounted albumen prints, original terracotta cloth with matching endpapers, ink lettered spine, gilt title on the upper cover, bevelled edges, top edge gilt, some spotting in the images (as usual?), slightly rubbed
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Literature

Yakushi (1994) M04

Catalogue Note

Colman Macaulay (1849–1890) was an administrator in British India and important for the opening of British trade with Tibet.

A FINE COPY OF THIS RARE CONFIDENTIAL REPORT. The purpose of the mission was threefold: to enter into discussions with the Maharaja, to visit Lachen valley to see if a trade route could be opened up with Tibet, and to meet and establish friendly relations with the Tibetans. This work is based on Macaulay's diary of his tour with his photographs and is reproduced unedited, as it was written every night after long marches.

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