Image No.
ABC 018
Collection
Afghan Boundary Commission
1884-86
Series
ABC Photographs, 001 to 057
Format

Sepia print

Place, date
?, November 9, 1884
© Copyright image: Stiftung Bibliotheca Afghanica, CH-4416 Bubendorf
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Between Sangbur and Karez-e Dasht

[List:] 18. Between Sangbur and Karez-i-Dasht, looking south.

    • The Illustrated London News, Vol. 86 (1885/1), May 9, p. 478: engraving of a “Mile-measuring machine of the Afghan Boundary Commission”; description on p. 477: ”One of my sketches of the Afghan Boundary Commission is that of the perambulator, or mile-measuring machine, brought by the Survey Department from India. This weehl had rolled up all the way from Rindli, the last station yet opened of the Quetta Railway, and has done its fair share of the scientific work of the Expedition. […] In our march from F to Penjdeh, and on to Bala Murghab, natives of the country were employed to wheel it along. At first they could not understand the use of trundling the article, as it carried nothing; but when they found out that it was for measuring the length of the road, they began to take a great interest in the work, and did it with great care. Hera Singh rode with them to see that all went right, and a man carried the plane table, so that he could note the line of country as he went along.”
    • Holdich, T.H. (1885): Afghan Boundary Commission; Geographical Notes, p. 165: description of the march from Sangbur to Karez-e Dasht.
    • Yate, A.C. (1887): Travels with the Afghan Boundary Commission, pp. 130-131: description of the route from Sangbur to Karez-e Dasht; p. 155: “[…] Nov. 8. Sangbur-karez to Karez-dasht, Perambulator 23,5 Miles. […]” (description of the perambulator see ILN article above).
    • Adamec, L.W. (1975): Herat and north-western Afghanistan, p. 251: Karez Dasht; p. 352: Sangbur.
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    32°53ʹ N / 61°38ʹ E
    Latitude
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    Longitude
    32.995451 / 61.678880
    Survey of India Map
    Sheet 29, Herat (1918): Karez Dasht, Y 57
    © Copyright text:
    Stiftung Bibliotheca Afghanica, CH-4416 Bubendorf
     
    Authors:
    Paul Bucherer, Laura Albisetti, Mattias Hemmig, Hans-Ulrich Seidt, John Falconer, Bill Woodburn
     
    The Illustrated London News, Vol. 86 (1885/1), May 9, p. 478: engraving of a “Mile-measuring machine of the Afghan Boundary Commission”.
    The Illustrated London News, Vol. 86 (1885/1), May 9, p. 478: engraving of a “Mile-measuring machine of the Afghan Boundary Commission”.
    Survey of India Map (1918): Sheet 29, Herat: showing the itinerary from November 3 to 18, 1884.
    Survey of India Map (1918): Sheet 29, Herat: showing the itinerary from November 3 to 18, 1884.
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