C1885

The Heri-Rud & Murghab Rivers and Immediate, Territory from Merv to Herat.

Scarce map of the Herat region of Afghanistan. The city of Herat and the adjoining region of Badghis were part of the territory to which the Qajar dynasty of Persia was forced to relinquish its claims following the Anglo–Persian War … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Heri-Rud & Murghab Rivers and Immediate, Territory from Merv to Herat.

Date:

C1885

Condition:

Narrow top left margin as always, otherwise in good condition, with folds as issued. Sold folded.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

280mm 
x 522mm

Paper Size: 

320mm 
x 570mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Heri-Rud & Murghab Rivers and Immediate, Territory from Merv to Herat. - Antique Map from 1885

Genuine antique
dated:

1885

Description:

Scarce map of the Herat region of Afghanistan. The city of Herat and the adjoining region of Badghis were part of the territory to which the Qajar dynasty of Persia was forced to relinquish its claims following the Anglo–Persian War of 1856–57. Under the terms of 1857 Treaty of Paris, the Persians were compelled to withdraw from Herat, leaving the city under Afghan control. Britain’s interest in Herat was linked to the intense rivalry between it and Russia in what has come to be known as the Great Game. The object of this rivalry was the control of Central Asia. The annexation of Merv by imperial Russia in 1884 sent waves of concern reverberating throughout the British Empire. The British feared that from Merv the Russians had gained new access to British India via the Hari Rud valley and the city of Herat. The map depicts the Badghis region and surrounding areas stretching from the Merv oasis in the north to Herat in the south, an area of great strategic concern for the British in 1885. The map was compiled from a survey conducted by the Afghan Boundary Commission, a joint British and Russian body

Issued by the Royal Geographical Society.

Edward Weller (1819 - 1884)

Weller was a very active English cartographer of which little is known of his personal life although he produced a number of important maps and was elected a member of the Royal Geographical Society.

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