|Nikolay Przhevalsky – Russian geographer.
Illustrated Envelop with original stamp
|Description||Nikolay Mikhaylovich Przhevalsky ( April 12 [O.S. March 31] 1839 – November 1 [O.S. October 20] 1888) was a Russian geographer of Polish-Russian origin and a renowned explorer of Central and East Asia. Although he never reached his ultimate goal, the holy city of Lhasa in Tibet, he traveled through regions then unknown to the West, such as northern Tibet (modern Tibet Autonomous Region), Amdo (now Qinghai) and Dzungaria (now northern Xinjiang). He contributed significantly to European knowledge of Central Asian geography. He also described several species previously unknown to European science: Przewalski’s horse, Przewalski’s gazelle, and the Wild Bactrian camel, all of which are now endangered.|
|Type||Illustrated Envelop with original stamp|
|Published by/for:||Ministry of Communications, 1989|