Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet

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Author: Hedin, Sven Anders (1865 – 1952)

Year: 1902

Publisher: MacMillan and Co

Place: London

Description:

2 volumes. xxiii+436+[7 maps]+[4 ad] pages with frontispiece and plates. xvii+441+[2 ad] pages with frontispiece, fold out maps in color, plates some in color and index. Thick Octavo (9" x 6") bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial to covers. Head page ends in gilt. First British edition.

Sven Anders Hedin was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, and travel writer, as well as an illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia he discovered the Transhimalaya (once named the Hedin Range in his honor) and the sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers, Lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. In his book Från Pol till Pol, Heidin describes a journey through Asia and Europe between from the late 1880s to the early 1900s. While traveling Hedin visited Constantinopole (Istanbul), oil-rich Azerbaijan in times of Nobel Brothers, Teheran, Mesopotamia (Iraq), lands of Kyrgyz people, India, China, Asiatic Russia and Japan. The posthumous publication of his Central Asia atlas marked the conclusion of his life’s work.

Condition:

Book plate to front paste down volume two, corners bumped, some slight foxing, spines lightly sunned else a very good set

SOLD 2012

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