Rohri and the island fortress of Bakhar (Sind). Tents on left near river, baggage camels, bullocks and goats in foreground
Artist: Atkinson, James (1780-1852)
Watercolour painting of Rohri and the island fortress of Bukkur by James Atkinson (1780-1852) c.1839-40. Plate 2 from his 'Sketches in Afghaunistan'. Inscribed on the mount is: 'The Town of Roree, and the Fortress of Bukker on the Indus.'
Bukkur Island is a large outcrop of limestone situated in the middle of the Indus River in south-eastern Pakistan. The town of Rohri lies on the east side of the river. During the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42) the British took the island fortress of Bukkur. This view shows a a group of travellers with camels in the foreground.