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CARLESS, Thomas Greer. [Preparation for the British occupation of Karachi in 1839]
A Trigonmetrical Survey of Kurachee Harbour on the Coast of Sinde, by Lieut.t T.G. Carless, Indian Navy, and Leiut.t W. Dardine, Assistant Surveyor, Assisted by Lieut.ts Sheppard & Grieve, and Mess.rs Ball, Whitburn, Selby & Scott, Midsh.n I.N. 1838. London: John Walker, 1844. 660 x 720mm.
A sea chart of the approaches to Karachi surveyed in 1838, as the East India Company was planning to occupy the city as a base for its campaigns against Russian expansion in Central Asia. This round of the the so-called 'Great Game' involved the Company's ill-fated expedition to Kabul in 1839. Lieutenant Carless was was one the most important hydrographers of the Indian Navy. He helped Elwom & Moresby complete their landmark chart of the Red Sea: the explorer Richard Burton wrote: ''The beautiful maps of the Red Sea, drafted by the late Commodore Carless, then a lieutenant, will ever remain permanent monuments of Indian Naval Science, and the daring of its officers and men''. In India he also charted the Indus Delta,
[Ref: 17027]    £2,500.00 ($3,175 • €2,840 rates)


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