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.
Nine text volumes in 4to and three volumes of maps in folio. The text vols are bound in original publisher's cloth, upper boards illustrated with maps and lettered in gilt. The map volumes as issued loose in original printed wrappers (the "Atlas" kept in original cloth folder and with an additional folder titled "Maps I"). 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 accomplished to map and survey the great mountain system Transhimalaya and he established the exact sources of the Indus, Brahmaputra, and Sutlej. The maps show general routes, hypsometrical maps (52 sheets) and 105 tables on Tibetan Panoramas. Copy of Ericsberg castle. Hess, I, pp. 49-51. Yakushi (1984) H105. Comprises: Vol. I: pp. xxxii, 293 and 53 maps in facsimile and one photograph; Vol. II: pp. xii, 330 + 24 maps in facsimile, 45 photos in collotype, 50 photos or sketches in half tone, one photo panorma and one watercolour panorama; Vol.III: pp. xii, 369 + 31 maps in facsimile, 55 photos in collotype, 35 photos in half tone, 4 water coloured panoramas and 10 water coloured sketches; Vol. IV: pp. xii, 428 + 126 photographs in collotype, 70 photos in half tone, 9 photo panoramas, 24 coloured panoramas (on 14 sheets) and 4 photogravures; Vol. V: pp. iv, 220 + 11 plates with explanations and 2 coloured maps; Vol. VI: pp. vi, viii, 133; iv, 86; 193, (2) + 11 plates; Vol. VII: pp. xii, 605 + 103 numbered maps, 8 photogravures, 11 photos in half tone and 2 panoramas; Vol. VIII: pp. xvi, 456 + 29 numbered maps; Vol. IX: pp. viii, 180 + one map, 14 drawings on 7 sheets and 10 plates; 130, (1) + 4 maps; 176. Atlas: pp. iv, 10 + 105 panoramas. Maps I.: pp. 2 + one index map, one map on the Great Karakoram Glaciers on 2 sheets, map of East Turkestan & Tibet on 15 sheets, "Special map" on 26 sheets and one map of Eastern Pamir on 2 sheets; Maps II.: pp. 2 + one index map and H. Byström's hypsometrical map on 52 sheets.
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