Book Description

Softback version, first edition. 8vo (246 x 189mm). Text vol: pp. 208; 16pp. colour photo. illusts., numerous black and white images as well as reproductions of entries from Pundit diaries and pages from Michael Ward’s diaries of his 1951 Everest reconnaissance expedition, and his 1964 and 1965 Bhutan expeditions; original limp card wrappers, new. Map case: 44 maps of all the Pundit journeys, the first time they have ever been collected together, as well as maps illustrating the debate over whether the Tibet Tsangpo river became India’s Brahmaputra or Burma’s Irawaddy (a debate which led to several Pundit journeys); maps of the Everest region and northern Bhutan based on Michael Ward’s survey work are also included; all housed in a purpose-made slipcase. The text volume and map case are both housed in a card slipcase.
Dealer Notes
An overview of the Pundit surveyors of the Himalayan kingdoms. This edition reproduces for the first time many of the original maps published on the basis of these surveys.
Author Sale, Richard.
Date 2009
Binding Softback with portfolio of maps
Publisher Carreg Publishing
Condition New
Pages 208

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