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Early trekking map of central Nepal, focused on the region just to the northwest of Kathmandu, along the Trisuli River.

The map shows the region in extremely fine detail, with contours, rivers, roads, towns, and more shown. This map was produced locally, in Kathmandu, for the trekkers that started to arrive in the region to explore its natural beauty in the late 20th century.

Below the map is an index entitled "simple Nepali glossary" that mainly focuses on translations of food.


This map came from the collection of Oleg Polunin. Educated at Magdalen, Oxford, and having taught at Charterhouse, Polunin wrote several important texts for students of botany. His early work focused on European flowers, but later he started studying wild flowers in the Himalaya. He was awarded the Linnean Society's H. H. Bloomer Award in 1983, shortly after the publication of this map. He died in 1985.

The map includes a manuscript note reading "Ganesh Himal Trek" and a line showing the route of a trek taken in the mountain range. This likely shows a route taken by Polunin during his work in the region. in the region.

Condition Description
Folding map with significant toning at the original folds.