The Countries of the King's Award: Edition de Luxe
by Holdich, Col. Sir Thomas Hungerford
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Provenance: Bookplate of E. Lynton Vicars to verso of ffep. E. Lynton Vicars (1881-1953) of Coed y Celyn, Betws y Coed, North Wales.
Holdich, Sir Thomas Hungerford K.C.M.G., K.C.I.E., C.B., F.R.G.S. (1843–1929), surveyor and geographer, President of the R.G.S.
"In 1902 Holdich served on the tribunal appointed by the British government at the invitation of the governments of Chile and Argentina to interpret a treaty of 1881 which fixed their boundary in the south of the Andes mountains in a way which was simple and satisfactory on paper, but which the contorted geomorphology of the area made impossible to enforce in practice. Holdich insisted on investigating the terrain in person, and his geographical competence, tact, and industry so impressed the governments that they accepted his solution and invited him back to mark out the boundary on the ground." ODNB. This comprehensive work is the result of his time spent in those countries.
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- The Countries of the King's Award
- Holdich, Col. Sir Thomas Hungerford
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- Chile, Argentina, Patagonia
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- Travel and Exploration; Military History; Provenance, Bookplates and Associations; Americas and Caribbean;
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