Southern Tibet. Discoveries in Former Times Compared with My Own Researches in 1906-1908. Volumes 1-9 + Atlas of Tibetan Panoramas + Maps 1-2. Stockholm, Lithographic Institute of the General Staff of the Swedish Army, 1916 - 22.
. Complete edition with nine text volumes in 4to and four volumes of maps in folio, and the Prospectus. The text volumes, unopened and unread, in original printed wrappers, some discolouration, with light wear. The map volumes as issued loose in original printed wrappers (Maps I and II) and in original decorated cloth folder (Atlas and Map I, second part). Prospectus in original printed wrappers, worn.First edition of Hedin's monumental work on Tibet which is richly illustrated throughout with photographic plates, maps and drawings, many by Hedin himself. Includes a comprehensive historical account of the exploration of the area extensively illustrated with facsimiles of earlier maps of the region. During the 28 months' expedition in Tibet Hedin succeeded in surveying and mapping the great mountain system of Transhimalaya and established the exact sources of the Indus, Brahmaputra, and Sutlej. The maps show general routes, hypsometrical maps (52 sheets) and 105 tables of Tibetan Panoramas. "The most important and comprehensive collection of material relating to Tibet up to the date of publication. Not only does it include detailed accounts of Transhimalaya, the Karakoram, Chang Tang and Lake Manasarowar regions, but also in-depth studies of previous explorers of the region, and a particularly important collection of maps of the entire area." Hess, I, pp. 49-51. Yakushi (1984) H105.
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