1879 Stanfrod Map of the Sulimani Mountains (Pakistan, Afghanistan)

SulimaniMountains-stanford-1879
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The Sulimani Mountains on the Afghan Frontier of British India. Based on Major Wilson's map, collated with other authorities.
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1879 Stanfrod Map of the Sulimani Mountains (Pakistan, Afghanistan)

SulimaniMountains-stanford-1879

One of the earliest accurate mappings of the Afghanistan's Sulimani Mountains.
$350.00

Title


The Sulimani Mountains on the Afghan Frontier of British India. Based on Major Wilson's map, collated with other authorities.
  1879 (dated)    22 x 17 in (55.88 x 43.18 cm)     1 : 1520000

Description


This is a rare 1879 Sir Clements Robert's map of the Sulimani Mountains in Afghanistan. This map depicts the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, which at the time was British India, from Peshawar (Peshawur) and Kabul in the north to south to Rohri and from Kandahar in the east to Punjab in the west. The topography of the map is incredibly detailed, showing myriad mountain ranges. All of which are labeled. The map is meant to accompany C.R. https://'s paper 'The Mountain Passes on the Afghan Frontier of British India' which appeared in the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society in January 1879. In his paper, Mr. https:// discusses the watershed created by the Sulimani Mountains, as well as their historical importance as the 'gateway' to India. Since the map is meant to help illustrate the watershed created by the Sulimani Mountains, innumerable rivers are labeled on the map, including the Indus, Helmand, and Kabul. The map also depicts a section of the Indus Valley Railway from Rohri to Mooltan.

This map was published by Stanford's Geographical Establishment for the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society in 1879.

Cartographer


Edward Stanford (May 27, 1827 - November 3, 1904) was one of the most prolific map publishing firms of the late 19th century. The company began as a partnership in 1848 between the 21 year old Edward Stanford and the established map dealer Trelawney Saunders. By 1853 the partnership had dissolved and Edward Stanford took full control of the business. A subsequent series of expansions and exciting new map issues finally led to the production of Stanford's masterwork, "Stanford's Library Map of London". This map is still available and remains somewhat accurate. At the time of publishing it was hailed by the Royal Geographical Society as "the most perfect map of London that has ever been issued". In 1882 Edward Stanford Sr. passed the firm on to his son, Edward Stanford Jr. who continued in his father's proud tradition. Today the Stanford firm still publishes maps and remains one of the most important and prolific cartographic publishers in the world.

Source


C.R., 'The Mountain Passes on the Afghan Frontier of British India',Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1879, Royal Geographical Society.    

Condition


Very good. A few minor repaired tears at fold intersections. Blank on verso.

References


Princeton University Library, Map Collection G7641.C2 1878 .R6.