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THE ITALIAN EXPEDITION TO THE HIMALAYA, KARAKORAM AND EASTERN TURKESTAN (1913-1914). Filippi 1922 1st UK edition Fine
By Filippi, Filippo de
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London, 1922, 1st UK edition. 528 pp, 300+ ills, 15 panoramas, 4 maps. Tall Octavo. The rarest of Filippi's books on the Himalaya, an account of a chiefly scientific expedition to the Karakoram in 1913-14. Includes incredible fold out maps. In original reddish cloth, No DJ, Bright and Fine.

With Chapters by G. Dainelli and J.A. Spranger. Illustrated with two colored plates by R.W. Spranger, 15 panoramas, four maps in color, and over 300 illustrations in the text from photographs by C. Antili and other members of the expedition.

The expedition chronicled in this book crossed India, Baltistan, Ladakh, and Russian Turkestan. There are still a number of remote ranges which have never been traversed since this expedition. Includes chapters by G. Dainelli and J.A. Spranger. Illustrated with two colored plates by R.W. Spranger, 15 panoramas, 4 maps in color, and over 300 illustrations from photographs by C. Antili and other members of the expedition.

Contents: Chapter

1. Origin and Aims of the Expedition, Preparation and General Organization;

II. From Italy to Baltistan;

III. Winter in Skardu, the Capital of Baltistan;

IV. Winter Excursions in Baltistan;

V. From Skardu to Leh;

VI. Leh;

VII. Between Baltistan and Ladak;

VIII. Excursions in Ladak;

IX. From Leh to the Depsang Plateau;

X. The Depsang Plateau;

XI. The Rimu Glacier; XII. Lingzi-thang, the Shayok Glacciers, Rimu Glacier and the Source of the Yarkand River;

XIII. The Watershed Between the Rimu Glacier and the Karakoram Pass; The Sources of the Yarkand River;

XIV. Topography of the Rimu Glacier and of the Source-basins of the Shayok and Yarkand Rivers;

XV. The Karakoram, Suget and Kokart Passes the Raskam Daria of Upper Yarkand River;

XVI. From Surkowat to Kashgar, Eastern Turkestan;

XVII. Chinese and Russian Turkestan;

XVIII. Chinese and Russian Turkestan;

XVIII. Synopsis and Results; Bibliographical Index of Works Quoted; General Index.


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