Transhimalaja. Vol. 1 & 2 complete] (Himalayas, Tibet, Travel & Exploration). Sven Hedin.

Transhimalaja. Vol. 1 & 2 complete] (Himalayas, Tibet, Travel & Exploration)

Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1909. First German Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Tan cloth over boards, title stamped in black onto top board and spine, color illustrated paste-down onto top board, headbands, satin place-marks, large 8vo (9 inches tall), pp. vxiii, 405; x, 406. Illustrated endpapers, tissue guarded frontis, color and B&W photos, drawings and maps with many being fold-outs. Volumes with fade to spine cloth, minor foxing to text edges and light scattered browning to both volumes. Both volumes with large fold-out route maps tipped in at rear paste-down, each having a few short closed fold-tears, else fine. Text in German. A third supplementary volume was later issued in 1912. Very Good. Item #859

Hedin's third expedition. "Between 1905 and 1908, Hedin investigated the Central Persian desert basins, the western highlands of Tibet and the Transhimalaya.. . Hedin was the first European to reach the Kailash region, including the sacred Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash, the midpoint of the earth according to Buddhist and Hindu mythology. The most important goal of the expedition was the search for the sources of the Indus and Brahmaputra Rivers, both of which Hedin found." Wikipedia. Ref. Neate, H68; Palmer, p. 49.

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