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En färd genom Asien 1893-97 / AF Sven Hedin
Bib ID 4966858
Format BookBook
Author
Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952
 
Description Stockholm : Albert Bonniers Förlag, 1898 
2 v. : 59 ill., maps ports, 23 cm. 
Summary

"An important work by the Swedish explorer and catographer. This expedition took Hedin to unchartered areas of central Asia including parts of Xinjiang anf northern Tibet. He crossed the Taklamakan desert, visited the ancient abandoned cities of Dandan Oilik and Kara Dung, discovered Lake Bosten and mapped Lake Kara-Koshun. Hedin's surveying and maps were of a high standard and informed his great atlas of central Asia." -- (Catalogue. Egypt, Arabia, Asia & general travel & other items / Books of Kells : item 64.)

Notes

Considered to be the 1st edition -- (Catalogue. Egypt, Arabia, Asia & general travel & other items / Books of Kells : item 64.)

Incudes indexes.

"Forra Delen Med 116 illustrationer och 2 kartor." - v.1

"Senare Delen med 142 illustrationer och 2 kartor." - v.2

Includes a coloured double paged map (v. 1) and folding endpaper maps.

"Patterned endpapers (printed in brown), publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, upper boards elaborately decorated in blue, brown, pink and black, lower boards embossed in blind" -- (Catalogue. Egypt, Arabia, Asia & general travel & other items / Books of Kells : item 64.)

Library copy of v.1 has Uno Hahnsson' s signature & date 1898 in pencil on endpaper.

Subjects Asia, Central -- Description and travel.

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    Copy: v. 2 (RB hbk)
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