Map The Hindu Kush and passes between the Kabul and Oxus.

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Title

  • The Hindu Kush and passes between the Kabul and Oxus.

Summary

  • "This map originally appeared in the February 1879 issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography in connection with an article by C.R. Markham entitled "The Upper Basin of the Kabul River." The Hindu Kush is a range of high mountains that extends some 800 kilometers in a northeast-to-southwest direction from the Pamir Mountains near the Pakistan-China border, through Pakistan, and into western Afghanistan. The range forms the drainage divide between two great river systems, the Amu Darya to the northwest, and the Indus to the southeast. The ancient Greeks called the Amu Darya the Oxus, the name used on this map. The passes through the Hindu Kush historically have been of great military significance. Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) crossed these mountains with his army in 329 BC, most likely over the Khawak Pass, during a campaign to suppress a revolt against his authority in Bactria, an eastern province of the Persian Empire." World Digital Library.

Names

  • Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain).

Created / Published

  • Charing Cross, [London] : Edward Stanford, 1879.

Headings

  • -  Hindu Kush Mountains (Afghanistan and Pakistan)--Maps
  • -  Afghanistan--Hindu Kush Mountains
  • -  Pakistan--Hindu Kush Mountains

Notes

  • -  "Published for the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society..."
  • -  Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Medium

  • 1 map ; 28 x 44 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G7632.H5 1879 .H5

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2006627701

Online Format

  • image

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Royal Geographical Society. The Hindu Kush and passes between the Kabul and Oxus. [Charing Cross, London: Edward Stanford, 1879] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2006627701/.

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Royal Geographical Society. (1879) The Hindu Kush and passes between the Kabul and Oxus. [Charing Cross, London: Edward Stanford] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2006627701/.

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Royal Geographical Society. The Hindu Kush and passes between the Kabul and Oxus. [Charing Cross, London: Edward Stanford, 1879] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2006627701/>.