London: Hutchinson, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. Fine / Good. Original light blue cloth, lettered in dark blue to the spine. Illustrated map endpapers. With numerous photographs and maps and nine special Appendices. The jacket is bright but there are some chips along the top edge. This volume comes from the collection of acclaimed aviator, sailer, and adventurer, Steve Fossett. After his untimely death in 2007, his vast collection of travel and exploration books was placed at auction.