Eastern and Egyptian Scenery, Ruins & C. Accompanied with descriptive notes, maps, and plans, illustrative of a journey from India to Europe. Followed by an outline of an overland route, statistical remarks, & c. intended to show the advantage and practicability of steam-navigation from England to India.
Head, (Captain Charles Francklin).
Book ID: 17258
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TEXT COMPLETE. A Highly important reference work which reveals the British strategic intentions regarding securing the route to India through the Red Sea. Head was especially interested in promoting the Red Sea route to India via Cairo and Suez. He wrote “Defence of British India from Russian invasion“ in 1839. This work comprises description of all 22 plates, and two studies by Head entitled as follows:
I- Project of establishing an eight weeks’ communication between England and India by the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, through the application of steam power to packets.
II- Defence of British India from Russian invasion.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer 799; Brunett III, 69; Hilmy 1, 295; not in Abbey.