1885 Atkinson Map of Western China

GrossTibet-atkinson-1885
$350.00
Reiserouten des Indischen Punditen A - K - in Gross Tibet und der Mongolei 1879-1882.
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1885 Atkinson Map of Western China

GrossTibet-atkinson-1885

German map depicting the exploration of southwestern China including an inset city map of Lhasa.
$350.00

Title


Reiserouten des Indischen Punditen A - K - in Gross Tibet und der Mongolei 1879-1882.
  1885 (dated)    20.5 x 17 in (52.07 x 43.18 cm)     1 : 3000000

Description


This is an 1885 map of expeditions in western China compiled by G.W.E. Atkinson. The map depicts from Mongolia through Qinghai Province to Tibet. The map illustrates several different routes takes by different explorers, including the route of three different expeditions by Russian explorer Nikolay Mikhaylovich Przhevalsky, in 1873, 1876 and 1877, and 1879 and 1880. Several cities and towns are labeled, including Lhasa, which is situated in the lower left quadrant of the map near the border. An inset map of the city of Lhasa is included along the left border and 19 locations are identified within the city. Lhasa was Przhevalsky's goal, but he never actually saw the Tibetan capital. Nonetheless, his expeditions mapped previously little known territory and brought back a wealth of scientific information.

This map was published by Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen in Gotha in 1885.

Cartographer


Bruno Hassenstein (1839-1902) was a German cartographer. From 1854 he studied cartographer and worked under August Peterman in Gotha, publisher of Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen. In 1866 he relocated to Berlin to work for another cartographer, and returned to Gotha in 1878 when he became editor of the cartography sections of the Mittellungen.

Condition


Very good. Foxing throughout. Blank on verso.