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Russian manufacturing in Transcaspia.- Trans-Caspian Society (circa 1860) Two sheets of plans for a Russian glass factory in 'Surhanet', [?]Northern Persia, detailed manuscript plans for a 'Manufactory of Photonaphthyl and Glass', with text in English and Russian, featuring numerous elevations and diagrams, watercolour, pen and ink over pencil, with numbered descriptions and accompanying text in brown ink, one sheet with Whatman wove paper watermark dated '1857', each sheet approx. 625 x 960 mm. (24 1/2 x 37 3/4 in), some nicks and tears, minor surface dirt, unframed, [circa 1857 or later].

⁂ An unusual two-sheet manuscript plan produced prior to the Russian Empire conquering Transcaspia, and prior to the constructions of the Trans-Caspian Railway; possibly produced by or in association with the Transcaspian Trading Company who had established various factories in Northern Persia by 1860.

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Russian manufacturing in Transcaspia.- Trans-Caspian

Estimate £600 - £800Mar 28, 2019
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature