THE DUAB OF TURKESTAN A Physiographic Sketch and Account of Some Travels
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1913. First Edition, Hardcover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. Size: Large Octavo (approx 9 x 6 ins.). xv, 564 pgs,.. 207 maps, diagrams and other ills, (2 fold out). Original publishers green cloth, (spine faded) with gilt title on spine. Slight bump to top corner of back board, owner inscrption on ffep else contents clean crisp and undamaged. Overall a very good copy.. W. Rickmer Rickmers (1873–1965) was a German explorer and mountaineer who visited and explored central Asia five times between 1894 and 1906. This book provides an account of his travels in the area he calls Turkestan, which incorporates modern Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and south-west Kazakhstan, and was first published in 1913. The region, which contains the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, had not been previously described in so much detail by a western European traveller. Rickmers includes accounts of both these historic cities as well as describing the social life of the indigenous people, with a comprehensive survey of the geography of the region. Richly illustrated with 207 maps and photographs, this volume provides an insight into the everyday life of the area before the upheavals of the Soviet era. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Topography; Turkestan; 1900-1920; Inventory No: 9457.
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Keywords: BZDB37 Climbing; Mountaineering; Exploration Travel & Topography; Turkestan; 1900-1920;