INDIA Shipki La Pass Shipki La in The Himalayas antique print 1856
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INDIA: Shipki La Pass: Shipki La in The Himalayas, antique print, 1856

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CAPTION BELOW PICTURE: 'Hungarung Pass in The Himalayas'


Shipki La Pass
Shipkila is a mountain pass and border post on the India-China border. It is through this pass which the river Satluj enters India (from Tibet).
It is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India, and Tibet Autonomous Region in People's Republic of China. The pass is India's third border post for trade with China after Nathula in Sikkim, and Lipulekh in Uttarakhand.
The Sutlej River (alternatively spelled as Satluj River) is the longest of the five rivers that flow through the historic crossroad region of Punjab in northern India and Pakistan. It is located north of the Vindhya Range, south of the Hindu Kush segment of the Himalayas, and east of the Central Sulaiman Range in Pakistan.
The Sutlej is sometimes known as the Red River. It is the easternmost tributary of the Indus River. Its source is at Lake Rakshastal in Tibet near Mount Kailas, and it flows generally west and southwest entering India through the Shipki La pass in Himachal Pradesh. It waters the ancient and historically important region of Greater Punjab. The region to its south and east is arid, and is known as the Great Indian Desert or Thar Desert.
The Sutlej joins with the Beas River in Hari-Ke-Patan, Amritsar, Punjb, India, and continues southwest into Pakistan to unite with the Chenab River, forming the Panjnad River south of ancient Multn. The Panjnad joins the Indus river at Mithankot. Indus then flows through a gorge near Sukkur, flows through the fertile plains region of Sindh, and terminates in the Arabian Sea near the port city of Karachi in Pakistan.
The waters of the Sutlej are allocated to India under the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan, and are mostly diverted to irrigation canals in India. A huge, multipurpose Bhakra-Nangal Dam has been built on the Sutlej by the Indian government. There are several major hydroelectric projects on the Sutlej, e.g. the 1000MW Karcham-Wangtoo HEP. There has been a proposal to build a 214-kilometre (133 mi) long heavy freight canal, known as the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL), in India to connect the Sutlej and Yamuna rivers. However, the proposal met obstacles and was referred to the Supreme Court.
The Sutlej was known as Shatadru or Suudri in the Vedic period.

(Source Wikipedia)

Notes on the historical context / background to the print can be viewed at: Shipki La Pass

DATE PRINTED: 1856    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 16.0 x 23.5cm, 6.25 x 9.25 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique wood engraved print

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Blemish in margin; The image shown may have been scanned from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale: The print you will receive is in Good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition compared to that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Unsigned

PROVENANCE: Illustrated London News



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