'The Third Descent of the Koojah Pass', 1839 (c)

Louis Haghe, Charles Haghe, James Atkinson

'The Third Descent of the Koojah Pass', 1839 (c)
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

'The Third Descent of the Koojah Pass', 1839 (c).

Tinted lithograph from bound volume of 26 tinted lithographs, 'Sketches in Afghanistan', 1838-1842, by Louis and Charles Haghe after James Atkinson, published by Henry Graves and Company and J W Allen and Company, 1 July 1842.

In spring 1839 a 12,000 strong British-Indian force, the Army of the Indus, under Sir John Keane invaded Afghanistan via Baluchistan. The five-mile long Khojak Pass was situated on the route between Quetta and Kandahar. The invasion column descended the pass in three stages. Atkinson (1780-1852), who accompanied the force as Superintending Surgeon, here depicts the third descent.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
94625
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1971-02-33-481-14

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