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'Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars' [‎299] (344/466)

The record is made up of 1 volume (390 pages). It was created in 1885. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: Printed Collections.


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R oute N o.
From Isfahan to Behlahdn and contd.
J be
S -f j
Names of towns, villages, &c,
D istances iw
In dir e
A libaz
all pasture is dried up.
at gradients of to J.
The slopes of the hi
of the two rivers effected.
Small village. The soil is fertile and well
watered by streams ; good crops of barley
and wheat growing The rays of the- sun
are powerful, and flies distress the horses;
Is are frjm 15° to 20°, and the road ascends them
Descends a valley with a soil growing
good pasture and cereals.
Ascends a grassy valley; ascent, very
gentle; trees and shrubs as before.
Descends, and, again ascending steeply
over a bill, descends into a long narrow
valley; the path is 2' wide ; the Kiih-i-
Dina still lies close to the right.
12-45 ... ... ... A small stream flows down the valley;
it is now nearly dry ; the pasture is burnt
up ; if cut it would produce quantities
of hay (see 'pages 304, 305) ; in the
spring, winter, and autumn of the year
its pasture would be excellent.
2-35 ... ... The valley branches; the path ascends
that to the right hand.
2-55 ... ... ... Descends into a deep basin well wooded
with oaks ; an attempt appears to have
been here made to start a nursery for young oak trees ; all young trees must be destroyed
by grazing, as they are not protected in any way. There is no water in the basin.
3-40 f ... ... ... Ascends out of it and through the wind
ing Tang -dil-i-baksh. The country now
becomes treeless, and no shrubs grow.
Traverses a high, level plateau, de
scending gently ; barometer* 22 0" (8,500').
The Kfih-i-Dina here ends.
Turns up a gently undulating valley
4 to 5 miles broad.
25 269 Khurra, an encampment of the Kuhgehlu
under Wall Khan; there is an Irnam-
zada here ; the grazing in the valley is
good j its water is muddy and in no large
K htjrri
For road to Felat see page 292.
The track throughout the day was an easy one.
The soil passed over was a gravelly clay.
There is said to be bear shooting in the neighbourhood. No use is made of the skins, and
tbe Kuhgehlu were surpris&J to hear that they were of any value.
* High wind and a slight shower probably caused the barometer to fall.

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Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars by Major and Bt. Lieut-Col. Mark S. Bell, V.C., R.E.

Publication Details: Simla: Government Central Branch Press, 1885. Prepared in the Intelligence Branch of the Quarter Master General's Department in India.

Physical Description: 3 maps in end pockets. 41 plates.

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1 volume (390 pages)

This volume contains a table of contents giving chapter headings and page references.

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Dimensions: 245mm x 150mm

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