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Image number: S0001217

Nain Singh's compass, Tibetan prayer wheel & map of Tsangpo Valley
Date: 01 Jan 1874
Caption: Nain Singh's compass, Tibetan prayer wheel & first accurate map of Tsangpo Valley in Tibet drawn from Singh's survey. The pundit Nain Singh, used this compass to record vital survey information for a map of the Tsangpo region in Tibet, published in 1874. He would have used a prayer wheel similar to this one.

Country: Tibet
Theme category: People & Culture

Image type: Map

Keywords: SURVEYING AND MAPMAKING, Great Trigonometrical Survey, compass, map, RELIGION, prayer wheel
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