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1896 Map of the Pamir Mountains

Pamirs-curzon-1896
$450.00
The Pamirs and Adjoining Territories of Central Asia and India.
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1896 Map of the Pamir Mountains

Pamirs-curzon-1896

Rare and striking 1896 map of The Pamir Mountains.

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The Pamirs and Adjoining Territories of Central Asia and India.
  1896 (dated)    25 x 25.5 in (63.5 x 64.77 cm)     1 : 1000000

Description


This is a rare 1896 map of the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia. The map was commissioned by George Nathaniel Curzon to accompany his paper The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus, which he read at the Royal Geographical Society on February 18, 1895. The Pamir Mountains are a mountain range in Central Asia at the junction of the Himalayas with the Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, Hindu Kush and Hindu Raj ranges. They are among the world's highest mountains. Curzon's paper, The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus, was published in The Geographical Journal over three issues in July, August, and September of 1896. The map was printed to accompany the first part of Curzon's paper in the July 1896 issue.

This map was compiled by H. Sharbau, under the direction of The Right Honorable G.N. Curzon, M.P. There are few known examples of Curzon's map in institutional collections and it is rare on the market.

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