Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet - Volume 1, 2 and 3

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Title:Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet - Volume 1, 2 and 3

ISBN:R000066908

Author:Sven Hedin

Publisher:MacMillan adn Co., Limited

Publish Year:1910

Edition:Reprint Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Tibet | Trek/Travel/Travel account | Tibetan History | Tibetan Politics

Language:English

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.

Pages:436

Size:148 x 234 mm

Weight(gms):4150

Price:USD 1,500.00

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  • 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 Hedin

    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.

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