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Sven Hedin - Im Herzen von Asien - 1903

Sven Hedin - Im Herzen von Asien - 1903

I have here for sale a 2-book set entitled IM HERZEN VON ASIEN by Sven Hedin. It is a first edition published in German in 1903 by F A Brockhaus. It has 407 illustrations, of which 154 are full page and 8 are full page colour, and 5 maps.

Sven Anders Hedin, KNO1kl RVO, (19 February 1865 – 26 November 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer and illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia, he made the Transhimalaya known in the West and located sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers. He also mapped lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. In his book Från pol till pol (From Pole to Pole), Hedin describes a journey through Asia and Europe between the late 1880s and the early 1900s. While traveling, Hedin visited Turkey, the Caucasus, Teheran, Iraq, lands of the Kyrgyz people and the Russian Far East, India, China and Japan. The posthumous publication of his Central Asia Atlas marked the conclusion of his life's work.

Beige cloth boards with an illustration inside a frame on the front covers and black and gilt lettering to front and spine. Some sunning to the spine, otherwise both volumes in fine condition inside and out. Vol I - 559 pages, Vol II - 570 pages. 24 x 16 cm.

Object Book
Number of Books 2
Subject Colonial history, Illustrated, Topography, Travels
Author/ Illustrator Sven Hedin
Book Title Im Herzen von Asien
Condition Very good
Publication year oldest item 1903
Edition 1st Edition
Language German
Original language No
Publisher F A Brockhaus
Binding/ Material Hardback
Number of pages 1129
Dimensions 24×16 cm
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