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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 463

    Captain A.R.B. Shuttleworth

    From Srinagar to Kashgar - May 13th to June 18th 1908

    Price Realised  


    Captain A.R.B. Shuttleworth
    From Srinagar to Kashgar - May 13th to June 18th 1908
    inscribed and dated: Near Shadipur, May 13th 1908; Srinagar, evening May 13th 1908; Gurai, May 16th 1908; Gurais, looking towards the road to the Burzil, May 17th 1908; Looking up Burzil from Rest House showing Dak Runners Hut, May 19th 1908; Godai, May 21st 1908; The Gutash Pah, Terraced fields below Astor, May 23rd; The Indus in flood above Bunji, May 25th 1908; Near Nilt Hunza, May 30th 1908; The Budras Nulla and Bridge, Hunza, May 30th; Near Gilmit Hunza, 2nd June; our encamping ground in the apricot grove Gilmit, June 2nd; The old gateway on the top of the cutting near Khaiber; They usually put flowers in their caps, one of our Hunza Coolies, Misgar, June 4th; Ruined Stopa near Kashgar, June 18th; Between Misgar and Murkhushi, slopes of shale, June 5th; Near the Mintaka Pass, June 6th; Taah dumbash Pamir, David Beg's Camp, Paik, June 8th; Pistan Nullah, Dufdar Taghumbash Pamir, Alif Beg's dwelling; Early morming, Looking towards Tashkurgan from Chashman, June 12th; The top of the Kashka-Su Pass, June 14th; Chong Karaul, June 16th; Iggiz Yar, Willow and Mulberry, June 16th; Near Yangi Hissar, June 17th; The sand dunes of Yapchan, Chinese Turkestan, June 18th; Yangi Shar near Kashgar, June 18th; Five minute sketch of a Kashgari, Kashgar June 18th; and A street scene, Kashgar, June 18th
    Twenty eight watercolors on paper within a cloth bound album
    4½ x 7in. (11.5 x 17.8cm.) (28)

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    This charming and well executed pictorial record by a talented amateur watercolourist captures a trek across the Karakoram Mountains exactly 100 years ago.

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