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Album mit 150 Gelantinesilber-Abzügen, beids. montiert. Hldr. d. Zt. (Späterer Rckn.). - Spätere Vorsätze.  
Angola. The Benguela Railway. 2 Alben. documenting the year-long expedition of the survey party, from their arrival at the port of Lobito Bay, their rail journey to Cubal (last station on the existing line) and trek by mule train and bullock waggon to "our last camp" at Mbeu near the River Kwanza, 150 gelatin silver prints, majority 110 x 155mm., others larger, mounted on both sides of card leaves, each neatly captioned in ink with negative number, date and subject, contemporary half morocco, recent matching spines and new endpapers, 4to, December 1909 - March 1911 - In 1902 the Portuguese authorities granted a 99-year concession for the development of the railway to Sir Robert Williams, the Scottish mining engineer who had discovered vast copper deposits in Katanga Province and Northern Rhodesia and who required a secure transport route for their export. The project was jointly financed by the railway contractor George Pauling who would have employed the 7-man team who surveyed the route for the line's extension and compiled these albums. They illustrate the difficult terrain to be crossed - swamps, rivers and mountains - and record the camps and villages along the route. Abbildung siehe Tafelseiten
Angola. | Bild Nr.1

Angola. | Bild Nr.1

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