LALITPUR (PATAN); Nepal: Patan, Nepal, the City of Fine Arts.
An unusual, well designed map of Lalitpur that was printed in 1972, during the height of the Nepal-Himalaya tourism craze.
Author: International Graphic Art, Kathmandu.
Place and Year: Kathmandu: Riddhi Siddhi & Sons 1972. Issued by His Majesty’s Government of Nepal. Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Department of Tourism.
Technique: Litograph (Very Good, soft folds with tiny tears on crossings, light foxing, old annotations on the cover) 40 x 45 cm.
A well designed map shows Lalitpur (Patan) in Nepal with smaller pictorial map of the Kathmandu Valley on the back. The printed text verso gives basic tourist information.
The map was made during the height of the Nepal craze, with many international mountaineering teams conquering the peaks of the Himalaya. Lalitpur was also a popular destination on the Hippie trail, leading from Europe to India and Asia.
International Graphic Art map making agency in Kathmandu was responsible for making high quality maps of the city and trekking routes in the Himalayas, for tourists and official use only, in the early 1970s. All their maps are scarce today, since they were used on the field and often disposed in the later years. We could trace separate examples of their maps in libraries worldwide.
This map is registered in 6 libraries worldwide.
The annotations on the cover were made by a Yugoslavian mountaineering team, which was climbing the Himalayas in 1972.
References: OCLC 5407553.
Availability: In stock