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Hoang Ho, Pai Ho, Loan Ho, Leao Ho. Itinéraires suivis dans le bassin du golfe du Pei Tcheuly 1914-1923.
3 volumes in-folio; half eggplant cloth with corners, black cloth on the boards (Binding rubbed. Some leaves with reinforcements on the spine, some small tears and soiling, folding part of the assembly map detached without loss, some slight defects without seriousness).
Atlas only. Volume 1. Title,  f. preface, 1 single-page map (which completes the title map), 51 maps num. 0-50 (the fold-out map 0 being the assembly map), 4 photographic plates. - Volume 2. 101 maps num 51-100 including 1 bis (87bis), 22 photographic plates including 6 doubles. Volume 3. 55 maps numbered 100-154, 15 photographic plates of which 9 are double
Limited edition of 400 copies
Atlas mounted on tabs and illustrated with 208 maps (including title and assembly map) and 41 photographic plates, 15 of which are double.
French Jesuit missionary, entomologist and prehistorian, Emile Licent (1876-1952) arrived in China in 1914. As soon as he arrived in Tianjin, he started to explore the country, his expeditions taking him to different regions of northern and central China. Licent worked with the Jesuit and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), a researcher trained by Marcellin Boule (1861-1942) of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris to whom Licent had sent fossils. The present atlas reproduces the itineraries of the trips made in 1916, 1917, 1918-19, 1920, 1922 and 1923.
In order to give an idea of the relief and the aspect of the travelled countries, the itineraries are illustrated with numerous photographs with references (on the maps or on adjacent plates when they are numerous). "These maps were surveyed by direct route, with the help of the Hossard compass, following a caravan of loaded mules; convoys of this kind walk at a very regular pace; for the difficult sections of the routes (attack and descent of passes, slippery paths or paths strewn with obstacles, ... etc.), the length of the path travelled was estimated, by eye, or at a walking pace, taking into account the slope. The drafting of the maps was made, except contrary indication, with a very practical scale: one centimeter by quarter of hour of walk". (Preface)