Afghanistan Irawadi River 1885 Royal Geographic Society periodical w/ mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Periodicals, Royal Geographic Society, Sciences, Afghanistan Boundaries, Irawadi River, Congo River, Lake Bangweolo, Africa Exploration).
Proceedings of the Royal Geographic Society and Monthly Record of Geography.
Published May 1885, London by Edward Stanford.
Page count starts p. 273 ends with p. 352. Text in English.
Front cover only, no rear cover- disbound from a sammelband.
Folding maps at rear as issued (appear unopened although paper is somewhat brittle and could split along fold lines if not handled with care).
Contents include: "Afghan Boundary Commission, Geographical Notes" by T.H. Holdich; "The Irawadi River" by Robert Gordon; "Lieutenant Giraud's Attempt to Cross Africa Via Lake Bangweolo and the Upper Congo".
Maps include: "Preliminary Map of Routes, Afghan Boundary Commission" "The Sanpo and Irawadi" and "Courses of the Sanpo and Neighboring Rivers According to Different Authorities".
Scarce late 19th century geographical periodical removed from bound volume (evidence visible along spine).
Original paper cover, lacking rear wrapper. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior clean, some pages loosened from old dried glue binding, light signs of use.
The periodical remains well preserved given the fragile nature. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives. Uncommon 19th century scientific magazine in any condition.
Magazine Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W.