New York / Rahway, N.J. Cassell Publishing Company / Mershon Company Press, 1892. Prince Henry of Orleans. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #2335067
First American edition. Includes color folding route map in front pocket. Hinges weakening, boards a bit soiled, a few tears along map folds but complete.
xiii, , 417 pp. Engraved illustrations from photographs taken by Prince Henry of Orleans. Bonvalot was a French explorer who traveled to Tibet and central Asia, and wrote ten books based on his experiences. This work focuses on his 1889 expedition, which made him one of the first Europeans to visit the Tibetan plateau. Prince Henry of Orleans and his father, the Duke of Chartres, financed the trip. His planned route measured 9500 kilometers, but he was unable to enter Lhasa as he had planned. Despite this and other setbacks, he did reach his final destination of Hanoi in September of the following year.