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Through Asia

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Through Asia

by Sven Hedin

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Through Asia

Hedin, Sven (1865-1952)

Nearly 300 Illustrations in the Beautiful Two Volume Set

Sven Anders Hedin was a Swedish geographer and explorer who undertook several expeditions to unexplored regions of Central Asia. Through Asia is an account of Hedin's first expedition, 1893-97 during which he investigated the Pamir Mountains traveling through the Tarmin Basin in the Xinjiang region. The expedition traveled 26,000 kilometers including the Taklamakan Desert, Lake Kara Koshun and Lake Bosten proceding to explorer and study Northern Tibet. Hedin and his team successfully mapped over 10,000 kilometers on this trip approximately one third of which was previously uncharted territory.

His is the First American Edition translated from the original Swedish 'En Fard genom Asien, 1893-97". The illustrations are from the author's photographs and sketches.

New York and London: Harper Brothers Publisher, 1899, First Edition, 2 Volumes: 649 and 651 (1,255) pages, 2 photogravure frontispieces, 2 folding colored maps and nearly 300 plates and text illustrations. Publisher's beautiful green cloth with bright gilt title to front boards along with a tri-flower motif, spines are perfect with bright gilt, Top edges gilt, No previous owner bookplate or writing. Some very light wear to boards, head and heel of spine.

Spectacular Bed Rock Asian Travel and Exploration Title



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Through Asia
Sven Hedin
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Harper Brothers
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Exploration, Asia, Northern Tibet, Tibet, Travel, Sven Hedin, Central Asia

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