Item #68723 Southern Tibet. Sven HEDIN.
Southern Tibet
Southern Tibet
Southern Tibet

Complete with over 700 Plates and Maps, In Publisher's Printed Wrappers

Southern Tibet. Discoveries in Former Times Compared with My Own Researches in 1906-1908.

Stockholm: Lithographic Institute of the General Staff of the Swedish Army, 1922.

First and only edition. Complete with thirteen volumes. Nine volumes of text, three volumes of Atlas and one Prospectus volume. Text volumes and prospectus are in quarto, the three Atlas volumes are in folio. Text volumes profusely illustrated with upwards of 580 plates and maps, many of which are double-page or folding, and some of which are colored. The Atlas with 105 double-page panoramas and 100 maps, most of which are double paged. Text volumes with half-titles, title-pages printed in red and black

Publisher's printed beige wrappers, uncut. Overall an about fine set.

This is the first and only edition of the full scientific report of Hedin's third major expedition and his second to Tibet.

"Between 1893-1933 Swedish geographer and explorer Sven Hedin (1865-1952) made four expeditions to central Asia to gather geographic and other scientific information. During the third expedition between 1906-08 Hedin explored and mapped large tracts of previously uncharted territory in central Asia and the Himalayas. He was able to trace the Indus, Brahmaputra, and Sutlej rivers to their source as well as discover and map the Kailas mountain range. This expedition made a significant contribution to our knowledge and the geography of Tibet and central Asia... Hedin set two goals for this expedition: the mapping and surveying of the great mountain range north of the Himalayas that later he was to call the Trans-Himalaya; and to find the precise definition of the sources of the great rivers Brahmaputra, Indus, and Sutlej. This area covered a mountainous area north of Tsangpo, or the upper Brahmaputra River, and as far as was known, no Westerners had ever been there before... The nine volumes of Southern Tibet: Discoveries in Former Times Compared with My Own Researches, 1906-1908, were published between 1917 and 1922. This set of volumes is a complete survey of the exploration and mapping of Tibet up until the early twentieth century. These volumes represent Hedin's most significant contribution to geography, with the volumes containing impeccable scholarship along with lavish illustrations... The volumes contain historical and ethnographic information, survey and mapping information, as well as meteorological, astronomical, geological, and botanical information about the entire central Asia region. The books were favorably reviewed and have given readers past and present an unparalleled opportunity to travel with this eminent geographer and explorer." (Encyclopedia dot com).

HBS 68723.


Price: $12,500.00

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