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Map illustrative of the march of the Indian section of the Boundary Commission from Quetta to Olerat and Badkis; of the frontier as proposed and actually demarcated, and of the author's return journey from Herat to the Caspian. During Mughal Emperor Babur II 1881-1920

Mirza Firuz Shah
Babur II 1881-1920
Stacked Wooden Logs


"In the early 1880s, Great Britain (which at that time effectively controlled the foreign policy of Afghanistan) and the Russian Empire opened negotiations to define the northern border of Afghanistan. The two sides formed a Joint Boundary Commission, which began work in the fall of 1885. By January 1888, the commission had set up 79 boundary markers along the 630-kilometer frontier from the Du'l-Feqar Pass to the Amudar'ya River. This annotated map of the western half of Afghanistan shows the route taken by the British (i.e., Indian) half of the commission from Quetta in British India to Herat, where it set up its headquarters, and further north where the survey work was undertaken. Colored lines are used to indicate "Boundary as actually demarcated," "Boundary as required by the Russians," and "Boundary as required by the Afghans.

"The author referred to in the title of the map is most likely Sir Joseph West Ridgeway (1844-1930), who succeeded Sir Peter Stark Lumsden as the head of the Indian side of the commission and played a large role in both the survey work and in negotiations concerning the border with the Russian government in Saint Petersburg." World Digital Library.

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[N.p., 1885?]

- Afghanistan--Boundaries--Soviet Union--Maps
- Soviet Union--Boundaries--Afghanistan--Maps
- Afghanistan
- Soviet Union

- Also shows by colored line "Boundary as actually demarcated," "Boundary as required by the Russians," and "Boundary as required by the Afghans."
- Includes "Enlarged sketch of Kilat-I-Nadari," ca. 1:506,880.
- LC copy annotated in orange, red, green, and yellow ink.
- Relief shown by hachures.
- Shows western half of Afghanistan, "Russian Dominions," "Persia," and "Beluchistan."
- Scale 1:2,027,520; 1 in. = 32 miles.
- Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

map 70 x 62 cm.

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G7631.F2 1885 .M3

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu

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Very good information.

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If possible anyone have shijra family tree of Mughal Barlas traib of Attock Pakistan please share with me.


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