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Great Game Map of Afghanistan

Detailed antique folding map of Afghanistan and environs, published during the First Anglo-African War.

The map maker, William H. Allen & Co., are more associated with their maps of India. Afghanistan factored importantly in Britain's defense of its colonial interests in the Subcontinent, namely from Russia.

The map is composed of a spider's web of mountain roads and rivers, with much of the interior between these unknown. 

The map was published as a supplement to James Atkinson's 1842 Expedition into Affghanistan. It was published again in 1844.

Condition Description
Original hand-color in outline. Dissected into 24 segments and mounted to original linen backing with green silk selvage and marbled paper self-wrappers.