Maitland, P.J. (illus).
London. Illustrated London News. 11-06- 1886.
TWO PAGES FROM The Illustrated London News: wood engraving, black and white, single page from The Illustrated London News November 6, 1886, image size 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 on sheet 16 1/2 x 12 inches; 4 wood engravings, black and white, single page from the Illustrated London News November 13, 1886. Second sheet has very light crease and foxing at two edges well outside the image area. Very good condition. No accompanying text pages. Finely engraved documentation of the amazing huge statues of the Buddha at Bamyan, destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. The illustrations were drawn by Mr. W. Simpson, from Sketches by Captain P.J. Maitland of the Afghan Boundary Commission. Item #39985