Fines Mundi

This week I found an incredible treasure. I have been looking for high quality literature from travel reports and research trips for the last months, even years. I had once ordered Sven Hedin in a newer edition and was terribly disappointed that everything there was shortened and came across very badly. There were no maps and pictures etc.. Therefore I had begun to buy the original editions, if possible still in the first edition, which had an extreme difference to the new editions. There were pictures, leather covers, 7+ cards, gold print and a complete edition. That had moved me at Hedin to buy only the original editions, which of course was extremely expensive. I’ve read almost all the popular works by him and also here and that certainly amounted to 1000€ but that was absolutely worth it. I finally came across other authors again and again, but there were no books anywhere or in the same absolutely bad condition as reprints. Finally I had received the travelogues from Barth in Africa and Forster about New Zealand and Polynesia via Google Books. That was such a bad quality. But I was also always looking for other regions and scientific editions which meant an infinite effort, because it all seems forgotten today. This week I found Fines Mundi when I was looking for Hawkesworth descriptions of the English voyages. The publishing house specialized almost exclusively in historical travel literature, research and discovery trips, so that I could find there everything I had searched in vain before. These are high quality reprints of the original editions and also reasonable in price. So if someone is interested in older travel literature: Fines Mundi