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Captain Francis Rawden Chesney
Reports on the Navigation of the Euphrates
Taylor, Printer., London, 1833. 68 pages folio with a folding plate and folding copper engraved map of the Euphrates River and river basin which states on the cartouche " Reduced map from Capt Chesney's Survey of the Euphrates to Elucidate Memoirs on that River". The map has 3 small closed splits where careless opening has caused the small tears, the other plan of "The Euphrates Steamer" shows overhead and side elevations of the skeleton of the steamer. The paper is age browned and handled, but all firm, only the remains of the spine are here. NO covers. With a blank front page with the name Major General Anderson written on top edge. Good to Good+. RARE *Note: The expedition which took place down the river in an exploratory fashion was made due to this report of 1832 in the later part of 1835 and beginning proper in 1836. The book of the complete expedition and printed in quarto size of 2 volumes entitled "The Expedition for the Survey of the Rivers Euphrates and Tigris" taken in 1835/36/37 was not published until 1850. This then is the very scarce military and UK govt report made from the preliminary attempt to negotiate permissions before the later travel and exploratory books. The preface states from Bagdad 25th 1831 that 3 of his fellows and a servant were killed in an attack on their group. He discusses the politics and populations, landscapes and minerals, populations and castes, etc. Very rare exploration item in this format and condition. Folio. 1832/3. **Francis Rawdon Chesney (16 March 1789 ? 30 January 1872) was a British general and explorer. He was a son of Ca … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Colophon Books (UK) [Leek, United Kingdom]
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