Pp. xxiv, 346; x, 291; 113 mostly full page plates (all are fine wood engravings), 1 very large partly colored folding map in pocket at rear of volume 1 of Indochina based on this expedition. Original color pictorial stiff wrappers, 8vo. Translated from the French with a new introduction by Walter E.J. Tips. The Mekong Exploration Commission Report was sent to Indochina to explore new trade routes. Headed by Francis Garnier, this French expedition compiled a wealth of new information, drew up maps and produced a substantial number of engravings of picturesque views and of colorful local people. The first book documents the expedition which begin in Cambodia and ends in Luang Prabang, Laos. In the second book, the expedition's travels to Upper Laos and Yunnan in China are recorded. Garnier and other expedition members returned to France via China. No ownership marks and no signs of use. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Mekong Exploration Commission Report (...
Publisher: Bangkok: White Lotus Co., . First Reprint.
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: A fine (new) copy.
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