National Institute of Informatics - Digital Silk Road Project
Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books

> >
  Japanese English

New!Citation Information

doi: 10.20676/00000221
Citation Format: Chicago | APA | Harvard | IEEE

Collection Information

Title Across Asia
Subtitle from West to East in 1906-1908
Description Mannerheim’s expedition report on his solo journey (1906-1908) on behalf of the Russian army. Departing Saint Petersburg by train in 1906, he journeyed to Kashgar by way of Tashkent and Andizhan. From there, he continued on to explore Yarkand and Khotan. He also visited Urumqi and Turfan, before heading on to Hami, Barkul, Dunhuang, and then on to Suzhou in Gansu Province and Taiyuan/Wutai Mountain before arriving in Beijing in 1908. It was a solo journey covering some 14,000 kilometers. Acquiring 1200 relics, 2000 old manuscripts and other fragments, as well as taking 1370 photographs, his expedition was valued highly by scholars. His account was first published by the Finno-Ugrian Society in 1940, and this edition is a reprint of that manuscript. The book was published in two volumes, one on the account of his travels and the other on the artifacts he brought back. The Toyo Bunko archives only contain the first volume travel account.
Year of Publication 1969
Location of Publication Netherlands / Oosterhout
Volume Information 1 Volume
ISO639-1 English
ISO639-3 eng

Volume Information

Title Across Asia
Subtitle from West to East in 1906-1908
Volume vol.1
Author Mannerheim
Description Expedition report from Mannherheim’s 1906-1908 solo expedition; includes his expedition journal starting from July 6, 1906 to July 1908; with the route maps from Kashgar to Beijing and over 700 expedition site photographs.
Year of Publication 1969
Measurements (cm) 28x20