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Six Views of Kot Kangra and the Surrounding Country. Sketches on the Spot

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Date: 1847

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Jack, Alexander. Six Views of Kot Kangra and the Surrounding Country. London: Smith, Elder & Co.. 1847.

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Jack, Alexander (1847) Six Views of Kot Kangra and the Surrounding Country. London: Smith, Elder & Co..

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Jack, Alexander, Six Views of Kot Kangra and the Surrounding Country. London: Smith, Elder & Co.. 1847.

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Lieut. Col. Alexander Jack, of the Bengal Infantry, was present at the battle of Aliwal and acted as brigadier of the force sent against the fort at Kangra in the Punjab "where he received great credit for his extraordinary exertions in bringing up his 18-pounder guns, which he had been recommended to leave behind. The march was said 'to reflect everlasting credit on the Bengal artillery' " (DNB). Jack died during the Cawnpore Mutiny along with most of his men.

Kot Kangara is the strongest and most important of the hill-forts in the Jalindhur Doab, and its capture by Brig. Wheeler was the bloodless achievement that closed the glorious campaign of the Sutlej...It is a beautiful and fertile country and is regarded as the "Cashmere of the Punjub". This work contains a magnificent series of views "shewing the passage of the British Force under Brigadier Wheeler" during their campaign to capture Kangra Fort, Himachal Pradesh, from the Sikhs.

Tinted lithographed pictorial title, letterpress dedication and leaf of descriptive text, 6 finely hand-colored lithographed plates by G. Childs, J. Picken, T.S. Boys and W. Walton after Jack.

First edition. Large folio (610 x 445mm.)

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Abbey Travel 473; not in Tooley. Bobins 258.

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Publisher: London: Smith, Elder & Co.

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English

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Date Added: 2019-07-29

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