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Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952



Sven Anders Hedin was born on February 19, 1865 in Sweden. He was a 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 "Från pol till pol" ("From Pole to Pole"), 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. He died on November 26, 1952.

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Sven A. Hedin correspondence

Identifier: MS-212
Date(s): 1912 to 1952

Sven Anders Hedin (1865-1952), Swedish geographer and explorer. The collection contains his correspondence with Hans Lagerloef relating to the Sino-Swedish Expedition of 1927-1935 and to an issue of postage stamps intended to finance the expedition and its report. Some printed material is also included.

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