Lot 1576. Kreitner, G.

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Auction date:03.07.2020   10:00 UTC +02:00
ID 367145
Lot 1576 | Kreitner, G.
Kreitner, G. In the far East. Travels of count Bela Széchenyí in India, Jap an, China, Tibet and Burma, in the years 1877-1880. Wien, Hölder 1881. Gr.-8°. VI, 1013 p. with 200 part fullpage. Wood engravings u 3 folded color lithogr. Cards. OHalbleder with gold embossed spine titles & Rückenverg.

Aschoff 1103. Cordier, UP 422, BJ 705 u BS 2142 f. Embacher 282. Henze III, 78. - First edition of the report on Széchenyís Expedition, which was accompanied by Kreitner as a geographer. - "It was him, but possible, to collect among the many dangers of valuable data from such areas of the world, in part, over which no Europeans according to direct observation had written" (Embacher). - "He is the discoverer of the Minya Konka ("Bo-Kunka"), the highest mountain of China, from his travel work contains the earliest image" (Henze). Cover rubbed used by the u. some, joints brittle, paper a little browned, a good copy of the half-leather edition.

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