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Sahab’s Map of Afghanistan: First Edition

SKU: 9391

Sahab’s Map of Afghanistan: First Edition

Date of publication:

Printed Measurement:
60 x 58 cm sheet size


  • Sahab Geographic & Drafting Institute
  • Colour:


  • Abbas Sahab
  • [Map of] Afghanistan, political, phisical [sic], roads and distances, important historical sites.

    According to the online resource Encyclopaedia Iranica, Abbas Sahab (1921-2000) was encouraged by his father and his teachers to draft maps from a remarkably young age: ‘considered by many as the father of modern Persian cartography... he established the SGDI [Sahab Geographic and Drafting Institute] in 1936 and spent the rest of his life expanding it’.

    Condition & Materials

    First edition (March 1960), sheet size 60 x 58 cm, printed in colours, text in Persian and English, blank verso, folding into publisher’s printed paper wrappers; price ticket on upper cover; date lightly pencilled in lower margin. Inset of Wakhan and Pamir, and illustrated with depictions of antiquities and figures in regional dress. A second edition was published in 1963.


    OCLC: 38460824 (locates 5 copies in North America).