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Schlagintweit, Hermann von; Schlagintweit, Adolf; Schlagintweit, Robert von
Results of a scientific mission to India and High Asia: undertaken between the years MDCCCLIV and MDCCCLVIII, by order of the court of directors of the hon. East India Company (Atlas): Atlas of panoramas and views, with geographical, physical, and geological maps: dedicated to Her Majesty the Queen of England — Leipzig, 1861-1866

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rIThe- view of this region where we anived after a hard day’s march. from tfie northem foot of tlie Karakorum fia.ss, presented a most melanelrolv aud de.solate aspert, whieJi, Iiowever, wa.s .soon followed
bv tracts of still ®reater* bairermes.s after Ieaviiie the va.Uevr and approachiiL^ the KuenliLeiL. At J)era BiiIIil the river, althougli of considerable hreadth, is .stitl fordalile. its hed is cut tlirou^h hoiizonkd de-
posil.s of <5ravel which ri.se like walls to a. heiyht of from tlrirtv to fifty feet . We were sur|irised to liud, in additiou to a few i.solated spot.s ou il.s Jeft hank covered with low carices, au arhoresceut
|)laut of perfectly li«neous stmctm*e, which is prohalrly an iustaiice of .such a erowlh at the extreme liniits where the forinatioii of woodv lihre allows of ones ceco^nizine aiumal rin^s for a space

of time extendiri« over manv decades. Ihis shiuh, called Taba£are” by the Turldstanis, pre.sent.s tlie peculiar appearauce of ann.s radiatiiid from the cpiitral siem clo.se to the surface of llie erouiul,

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