Edited by Gianni Guadalupi. Texta by Hardwicke-Webb-Moorcroft-Fraser, A.H.S. Landor, Edmund Candler, William Montgomery McGovern
1988 / 220 PAGES.
The Forbidden City and mysterious recesses of the Roof of the World: inaccessible holy places, endless snow, treacherous bandits, reincarnate lamas. Discovering Tibet in the pages of those who managed to break its secrets, above all, of those who did not.
The mysteries of Tibet have long fascinated the Western world. In the late 1800s, the White Man intent on cataloguing the world had left few enigmas unsolved. Along with Antarctica, whose austere secrets stirred up the highly competitive nature of explorers everywhere, Tibet was the only place in the world Europeans could still not access. And instead of – legitimately – suggesting that there was nothing interesting to be found, the scant information available only aroused more curiosity.