C1881

Map of Kafiristan

Mapmaker:

Henry Sharbau (1860 - 1904)

Detailed map of Kafiristan in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region, which includes the cities of Kabul and Jalalabad. Named after the Kafirs, a fiercely independent people who resisted conversion to Islam until the 1890s, Kafiristan literally means the “land of the … Read Full Description

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S/N: RGS-81431-ASI-AFG–192125
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Full Title:

Map of Kafiristan

Date:

C1881

Mapmaker:

Henry Sharbau (1860 - 1904)

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Original colour lithograph.

Image Size: 

280mm 
x 200mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of Kafiristan - Antique Print from 1881

Genuine antique
dated:

1881

Description:

Detailed map of Kafiristan in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region, which includes the cities of Kabul and Jalalabad. Named after the Kafirs, a fiercely independent people who resisted conversion to Islam until the 1890s, Kafiristan literally means the “land of the infidels.” This map was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Geographic Society shortly after the Second Anglo-Afghan War, 1878-1880.

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