Title:Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet - Volume 1, 2 and 3
Publisher:MacMillan adn Co., Limited
Remarks:B&W Photographs, Water Colour Sketches, Drawings, Maps and Index. Fair/-- dj. Duodecimo. Brown Hard Boards. Gilt Edges. The corners of the cover are gently bumped. The leaves are sunned, foxed, darkened, wormed and shaken. Apart from this, the book is good.
Size:148 x 234 mm
This set is the original classic on Tibet and its people. It contains the substance of observations made during a mission to that country in the year 1909 when the author went to Tibet. This work on Tibet was almost the first to be written in English and the only reference work on the country for many years. This is the result of great adventures made in Tibet and India. It depicts life at Tibet, culture, custom, tradition and survival.
Sven Anders Hedin,(19 February 1865 – 26 November 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia, he made the Transhimalaya known in the West and located sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers. He also mapped 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 (From Pole to Pole), Hedin describes a journey through Asia and Europe between the late 1880s and the early 1900s. While traveling, Hedin visited Constantinople (Istanbul), Caucasus, Teheran, Mesopotamia (Iraq), lands of the Kyrgyz people, India, China, Asiatic Russia, and Japan.The posthumous publication of his Central Asia Atlas marked the conclusion of his life’s work.