Wyld’s Military Staff Map of Central Asia & AfghanistanSKU: 9304
Wyld’s Military Staff Map of Central Asia & Afghanistan
Date of publication:
91.5 x 120.5 cm
Probably printed to coincide with the Second Anglo-Afghan War of 1878 to 1880, this map takes in a wider region stretching west to the Caspian Sea and including the remaining independent Khanates and the ever expanding frontier of the Russian Empire. Tensions between Britain and Russia lay behind both the war and the detailed British mapping of the region.
Condition & Materials
Folding map, 91.5 x 120.5 cm, original hand colour, dissected into 32 panels and laid on linen, slight marginal mould staining to top left corner, folding into original cloth covers with publisher’s paper label, worn and somewhat dampstained, rebacked with most of the original cloth retained.