The Second Danish Pamir-Expedition.
Old and New Architecture in Khiva, Bokhara and Turkestan. Published at the Expense of the Church Ministry and Carlsberg Fund.Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, 1904 Stock Code: 103825
NotesFirst edition of this important architectural study from the two Danish Pamir Expeditions. Olufsen commanded both of these trips into Central Asia, 1896-9, during which the team visited Bokhara as a guest of the Emir; carried out exhaustive scientific surveys throughout the Pamirs; made the first anthropological study of the Siaposh and the mountain Tajiks; and "scaled peaks as high as 8,000 metres and living with the Kyrgyz nomads" (Howgego). Olufsen's was to be the last non-Russian scientific expedition in the region for 90 years. On the second trip the party was "provided with a camera and 2,000 glass plates" (Gorshenina, Explorateurs en Asie centrale: voyageurs et aventuriers de Marco Polo à Ella Maillart, p. 224), making this remarkable visual record possible.
Folio. Original sand buckram, title in brown to front board spine.
26 half-tone plates from photographs.
Just a little rubbed, front free endpaper slightly browned, the text pages more lightly so, overall a very good copy.
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