Western Himalaya and Tibet; a Narrative of a Journey through the Mountains of Northern India, during the years 1847-8
by THOMSON, Thomas
London: Reeve and Co, 1852. 8vo. (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches). Two tinted lithographed plates, 2 maps (one folding). 1p. publisher's ad in the rear. Publisher's brown cloth, decoratively stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. First edition. Thomson, a surgeon in the Bengal Army, was the first European to cross the Saser and Karakoram Passes. The work contains an account of his explorations for the Boundary Commission, describing the landscape and flora of the region. The folding map, drawn and engraved by John Arrowsmith, includes Thomson's route hand coloured in red. Yakushi (1994) T118; Neate T25.
(Inventory #: 31610)
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