Hedin’s masterwork. The text includes volumes on Lake Manasarowar and the sources of the Great Indian Rivers, Transhimalaya, Karakorum and Chang-Tang, history of the expedition and Chinese Knowledge of Central Asia and journeys in eastern Pamir. The atlas volumes contain maps showing general routes, relief maps of Tibetan highlands, atlas of Tibetan panoramas and pen and ink sketches of the regions. A giant work on Southern Tibet that “will certainly and for a very long time stand as the chief document in the history of exploration in those unknown parts of Asia. This is a regal work, magnificent as regards both range and production. Hedin shows an energy which shrinks from no toil, and a conscientiousness which would ignore nothing from which investigation could be obtained”.
First edition. 13 volumes, comprising 9 volumes text 4to, 2 volumes of maps folio, 1 volume of panoramas folio, and 1 volume prospectus 4to., Illustrated throughout with photographic plates and maps, the map volumes with tears to spine as usual, volume IV of text worn at head of spine, occasional light discolouration to covers, generally an excellent set.
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