Rare map of the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia, drawn for George Nathaniel Curzon to accompany his paper The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus, presented his paper to the Royal Geographical Society on February 18, 1895.
The map provides remarkable detail for this region, which was just then beginning to be explored and map in detail. The map focuses on topographical features, including mountains, rivers, lakes and the occasional settlement, with mountain elevations given for the tallest peaks and lakes.
The Pamir Mountains are a mountain range in Central Asia at the junction of the Himalayas with the Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, Hindu Kush and Hindu Raj ranges. They are among the world's highest mountains.
Curzon's paper, The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus, was published in The Geographical Journal over three issues in July, August, and September of 1896. The map was printed to accompany the first part of Curzon's paper in the July 1896 issue.
The map is quite rare on the market, this being the first example we have offered.