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This quantity on Captain Linnaeus Tripe, who photographed extensively in India and Burma within the mid-Nineteenth century, gives sensible photos that show the weird mixture of a surveyor’s eye and an artist’s ardour. Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822–1902) occupies a particular place within the historical past of Nineteenth-century pictures for the excellent physique of labor he produced in India and Burma (now Myanmar) within the 1850s. Launched to pictures by those that noticed it as a pastime, he acknowledged that it may very well be an efficient software for conveying details about unknown cultures. Beneath the auspices of the East India Firm, he took many images of Buddhist and Hindu structure and dramatic landscapes not seen earlier than within the West. His navy coaching gave his work a placing aesthetic and formal rigor and helped him obtain remarkably constant outcomes, regardless of the challenges that India’s warmth and humidity posed to photographic chemistry. This luxurious quantity options images from Tripe’s two main expeditions: to Burma in 1854 and to southeast India in 1857. Essays discover the evolution of his apply and the significance of the websites he recorded, whereas maps and a chronology present an outline of his life and travels.