BURMA. Report on improvements to the KANOUNGTOE and TWANTE CANAL .

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Meik, P. W. & C.S.: Kanoungtoe Creek. Report. 8th February 1914. with later Reports in typescript. Folio.

The whole bound volume of Reports and maps and diagrams us numbered in manuscript. A typed contents list shown in our illustrations.  pp1-16 typed reports and diagrams from c. 1908, pp18-24 printed  History of a scheme to improve the Waterway known as the Kanoungtoe Creek and Twante Canal, pp35-35E folding drawings, plans & maps, pp36-47 printed Commissioners for the Port of Rangoon. NOTE by Sir George Buchanan, Kt., C.I.E., M.Inst.C.E., Chairman & Chief Engineer, on the Twante canal works and their possible effect upon the river and port of Rangoon. August 1915. British Burma Press [Rangoon] 1915., p47B very large map of the canal in relation to China, Bakir, and Rangoon rivers, pp 48-56 further printed report of 1920 with a folding map, pp57-61 further brief reports printed and typed, pp62-149 typed report Burma Waterways. Report on the Kanaungto Creek Chore Cut Twante Canal, etc. May 1928 including 1 folded key plan. pp150-155 further plans, mainly folding, pp 156-201 Proposed widening of Twante Canal. February 1929.  Contemporary half calf with paper covered boards, leather very rubbed and degraded, spine loose with missing area at foot. The contents are in decent condition. A fascinating mass of information on these waterways around Rangoon, probably unique in this form.     apr12/3

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