J-L. Dutreuil de Rhins, French explorer

J-L. Dutreuil de Rhins, French explorer

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Caption: Jules-Leon Dutreuil de Rhins (1846-1894), French explorer. Dutreuil de Rhins explored several areas of central Asia, including Tibet and what is now Turkestan. Books he published included 'L'Asia centrale' (1889) and the posthumous 'Mission scientifique dans la Haute-Asie' (1897–1899). Dutreuil de Rhins was killed in June 1894 by locals in a small town in eastern Tibet. Artwork from the 14th volume (second period of 1894) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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