London: printed for Rodwell and Martin, Bond Street, 1820.
First edition, Large Paper Issue. 548pp. Large engraved map 77 x 66 cm., covers the area of Lodak and Chinese Empire at the North, and Lake Mantullaee at the far Eastern edge; and down to Surmore and Urhwal at the Southernmost direction, with much detail devoted to all areas in between. Half-title. Large 4to (13-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches [33.6 cm x 26 cm] ). LARGE PAPER COPY. Contemporary cloth, rebacked with smooth tan calf Yakushi F191a. Item #320932
Scotsman James and his brother William made the journey through Northern India, Nepal & Tibet. Both were significant artists. James he was the first European to reach Gangotri. They tried to find the sources of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers.
"An amazing record of a region which remained little known until the twentieth century. It provides meticulous information on a variety of subjects -- history, agriculture, flora and fauna, geology, ethnology, commerce, manufactures, mineralogy; information which was collected under conditions of extreme physical discomfort and at times danger..." (M. Archer & T. Falk, India Revealed: The Art and Adventures of James and William Fraser 1801-35, London, 1989)
Rare large paper issue.
Price: $3,000.00 Free International Delivery