London. Chapman & Hall. No date. Ca. 1889.
Map, handcolored, 16.25 x 17.25 inches (41 x 43.5 cm), mounted on linen, folding as issued into cloth-covered boards (6 x 4 inches) with marbled endpapers. Several place names have been underlined in red, light creasing and toning at folds, light foxing in borders with light red staining on top left border from red cloth binding, 1889 owner name on verso, in moderately edgeworn cover with moderately mottled cloth along the spine rear cover. A very detailed and finely engraved map of Central Asia from just west of Shiraz, Teheran and the Caspian Sea to Lucknow and Semipolatinsk in the east. The topography is clearly revealed, with many desert regions, rivers and mountain ranges, together with routes of travel. Other interesting notations are tribes, and a "line of wells dug in by the Russians." Colored yellow and marked "unexplored" is a flat area to the west of Yarkand. Item #37727