Mark Bell crossed the continent in 1887 and illustrated its ancient trade routes, following the steps of Archibald Colquhoun, who wandered from Peking to Talifu in 1881.
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His trusted intelligence officer, Colonel Colquhoun Grant, was at this time in France, and it had been arranged that his reports.