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Earthquake damage to fortifications, with snow-covered mountains, Jalal-Kut, Afghanistan. Coloured lithographs by W.L. Walton, c. 1850.

Walton, W. L.

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Series shows the fortifications at Jalal-Kut, formerly Jalalabad, Afghanistan, during a siege when it was held under the command of Sir Robert Henry Sale [1782-1845]. The damage to the fortifications caused by earthquakes on 19 February 1842 is also shown. DNB, London 1909, vol. 17, pp. 670-678

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(facsimile handwriting) : Throughout the whole of the plates representing the Defences of Jellalabad, the lines marked AB represent the walls in the state I found them, and the lines marked CD shew the additions which were made to the Fortifications whilst the red line indicates the portions thrown down by the earthquake .. W. Sale - Colnl .. 13th Light Infantry ; (pencil) : Jellalabad No. 2

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2 prints : lithographs with two tint plates, with watercolour

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Wellcome Library no. 30182i

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