Auction Date: 3/07/2020 at 10am
India – Baron Hugel’s Travels in Kashmir & Punjab - First edition of Travels in Kashmir and the Panjab containing a Particular Account of the Government and Character of the Sikhs, from the German of Baton Charles Hugel, 1845 in original embossed cloth with gilt titles, in very good condition. Travel memoir of the most famous travellers of Punjab and Kashmir in the 1830s. Charles von Hugel was an Austrian diplomat and army officer. From 1831 to 1836 he travelled the Indian subcontinent, the Far East before returning to Europe via the Cape of Good Hope and Saint Helena. He was most intrigued by the Kashmir and Punjab regions of northern India. Von Hugel, was an explorer and ethnologist at various stages in his life. His account of his time in Kashmir and the Punjab was first published in German as a four-volume edition from 1840. He aimed to 'lift the veil' on Kashmir in an attempt to resolve the contentious reputation among Europeans of this unfamiliar region, and the book serves as a thorough guide to its history, geography, climate, culture and politics. This English translation and abridgement was prepared by Thomas Best Jervis and published in 1845.