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VISITS TO HIGH TARTARY, YARKAND, AND KASHGAR Robert Shaw 1984 2nd ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Shaw, Robert Introduction by Peter Hopkirk
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Hong Kong, 1984 [1871], 2nd edition. 486 pp, illustrations, maps. Hardcover, Dust Jacket, Fine condition.

Robert Shaw originally came to India as a tea planter in 1859 and in May 1868 set out for Eastern Turkestan. Travelling as a merchant he took with him not only goods which might find a market in Central Asia, but also a prismatic compass and Rawlinson’s ‘Herodotus’. As such, he was a spy for the British in the Great Game.
 
He reached Yarkand in December 1868 and Kashgar in January 1869, the first Englishman to visit either place. On his advice Yakob Beg despatched an envoy to India, and Shaw himself made his way back to India via the Karakoram Pass. He later accompanied Sir Douglas Forsyth on his first mission to Yarkand in 1870 and was awarded a gold medal by the Royal Geographical Society in 1872 for his exploration of Eastern Turkestan. He was later appointed British joint commissioner in Ladak.

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