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ELD 040 — Hari Rud River near Tirpul

Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing a close-up view of the Hari Rud River. The banks of the river are overgrown with trees and reed.
[Sketch, recto:] E. D. / 85. // Photographed by the Survey of India Department. // NEAR TIRPUL.
[Lumsden Album:] –
[List:] (39) River near Tirpul.
  • Collection Afghan Boundary Commission, photographs ABC 058 and 084: same place.
  • The Graphic, Vol. 32 (1885/2), December 26, p. 698: Lieutenant Galindo writes, “The banks of the river are very prettily wooded with willow and a variety of poplar, called by the people of this country ‘Padag’ (Populus euphratica). Below there is a thick, dense undergrowth of tamarisk, which is just now a mass of bloom. The delicate spray of tamarisk, in all shades of red, from rose-colour to a rich glowing crimson, forms a charming contrast with the brilliant green of the spring foliage. […]”
  • Yate, A.C. (1887): Travels with the Afghan Boundary Commission, p. 149: description of Tirpul; p. 331: arrival at Tirpul.
  • Adamec, L.W. (1975): Herat and north-western Afghanistan, p. 424: Tirpul.
Image No
ELD 040
Afghan Boundary Commission 1884-86
ABC 4, ELD Sketches 001 to 053
Original wash sketch, whereabouts unknownLithograph in the Lumsden Album 225/313 mm
Lieu, date
Tirpul, April to May, 1885
  • 1.57 Pictures of Landscapes, Cities
  • 1.64 Travel Books before 1914
  • 2.123 Herat and NW-Afghanistan
  • 3.711 Academic Painting
  • 4.365 Abdur Rahman Khan (1880-1901)
  • 4.416 GB Relations with Great Britain
  • 4.85 Civil use of the Military
  • Latitude / Longitude34.593830 / 61.259189
    Google Earth34°36ʹ N / 61°15ʹ E / 750 m
    Survey of India MapSheet 29, Herat (1916): Tirpul, O 27

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