d’Orleans, Prince Henry: FROM TONKIN TO INDIA. By the Sources of the Irawadi January '95 -January '96. London, 1898. xii, 467 pp. Frontispiece and 94 b/w engraved illustrations (some fullpage). Folding map. 26x18 cm. Decorative cloth with gilt.
A rare travelogue of the expedition of Prince Henry d'Orleans in the year of 1895 from Hanoi in Vietnam up into the Xishuangbanna area of Yunnan in China and thence north to Dali (Tali). Following a stay in Dali, the group struck North and then Southwest travelling through the Tibetan foothills into British India and through Assam along the route of the Brahmaputra to Calcutta. The work is in eight chapters: I: Hanoi to Mongtse; II: From Mongtse to Ssumao; III: Ssumao to Tali; IV: Tali-Fou; V: From Tali to Tsekou; VI: Sojourn at Tsekou; VII: Tsekou to Khamti; VIII: Khamti to India. The work is distinguished with 95 black-and-white engravings (taken from photographs) by G. Vuillier. English translation of the French original. A prime record of areas then little-visited by foreigners. Some minor wear and foxing.
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