News ID: 106178
Publish Date : 26 August 2022 - 21:33

TEHRAN (IBNA) -- ‘Through Persia, Mesopotamia and the Caucasus: A Sven Hedin’s Travelogue’ ‎‎(1887) by noted Swedish geographer and orientalist Sven Hedin which observes Iranian ‎society during the Qajar era has been translated and published in Persian. ‎
The book has been translated into Persian by Former Iranian diplomat Vahid Saberi Moghaddam. Payam Azadi Publishing has released ‘Through Persia, Mesopotamia and the Caucasus: A Sven Hedin’s Travelogue’ in 32 chapters, three indexes and 472 pages .
The First edition of Hedin’s first book features a portrait frontispiece, 2 maps printed in color (1 large and folding at the back), numerous illustrations on plates from photographs, other wood engravings in the text; a near fine copy in the uncommon pictorial wrappers.
Hedin was only 22 when this book was published. He accepted work as a tutor in Baku, on the Caspian Sea, and his rides on horseback led to this account of his journey through Persia and Mesopotamia (present-day Iran and Iraq). During these years he learned to speak Tatar and Persian, and it is reported that he also learned Mongolian and spoke it better than his tutor.
geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer and illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia, he made the Transhimalaya known in the West and located sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers.
He also mapped lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. In his book ‘From Pole to Pole’ (Från pol till pol), Hedin describes a journey through Asia and Europe between the late 1880s and the early 1900s.
While traveling, Hedin visited Turkey, the Caucasus, Tehran, Iraq, lands of the Kyrgyz people and the Russian Far East, India, China and Japan. The posthumous publication of his Central Asia Atlas marked the conclusion of his life’s work.
Among his other books are: ‘The Trail of War: On the Track of Big Horse in Central Asia’, ‘My Life As an Explorer: The Great Adventurers Classic Memoir’, ‘Trans Himalaya: Discovery and Adventure in Tibet’.

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