Paris. Goury. Avril1910. Stock ID #148533
2 volumes in original maroon cloth. Volume I: Full page colour panorama of Laokay, 85 black and white photographic plates, 202pp. Volume II: 55 Maps, plans and diagrams, most folding and some very large. Lower section of cloth both volumes damp affected but this has not affected the contents of either volume both of which are very good and clean. Good. Detailed account, in French, of the building of the railway between Yunnan and Vietnam.
The Yunnan -Indochina Railway was an extraordinary engineering feat. 855 kilometres in length, the railway was built by France during the period 1904-1910. It connected Kumming in Yunnan with Haiphone in Vietnam (the nearest seaport to Kumming) a journey which took 28 days prior to the completion of this remarkable project. The building of the railway was not without its costs, including a very high death rate among the over 60,000 strong workforce. Built in breathtaking scenery, particularly on the Chinese side of the border, the railway ran regular passenger services on the line until 2000. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 148533).
Price: $4,950.00 AU