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Early trekking map of the northern portion of Midwest Nepal, focused on the region just to the south of the Chinese border, in the vicinity of Jomson and Mt. Khaptang.

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.

The map includes a translation guide to Nepali in the upper right, facilitating basic communication between trekkers and the local people. In addition, a legend is given.


This map came from a collection of related maps that were used by the famed botanist Oleg Polunin on his travels to the region. Educated at Magdalen, Oxford, and having taught at Charterhouse, he 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.

Condition Description
Cyanotype map. Old fold toning. Minor wear along folds.