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Map Turkestan. Asia in Ten Folios. Folio II. Turkestan. Asie en dix feuilles. Feuille II

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  • Turkestan. Asia in Ten Folios. Folio II.

Other Title

  • Turkestan. Asie en dix feuilles. Feuille II


  • This 1909 map covers Turkestan, or the domains of Russia in Central Asia, along with adjoining regions in Persia, Afghanistan, British India, and China. Russia had acquired its vast holdings in Central Asia, including the protectorates of Khiva and Bukhara, in the second half of the previous century. The map shows Bokhara as the state capital of Turkestan and Tashkent, present-day capital of Uzbekistan, as the seat of government. This is the second map in a series of ten published by Hachette in the early 1900s as part of the Atlas Universel (World atlas) by Louis Vivien de Saint-Martin and Franz Schrader. The other maps in the series are: 1, Asia Minor and the Caucasus; 3, Mongolia; 4, Japan, Korea, and Manchuria; 5, Arabia; 6, Persia, Afghanistan, and Northwest India; 7, Northeast India and Tibet; 8, China; 9, South India; and 10, Indochina. One of the contributors to the map is David Alexandrovich Aïtoff (1854--1933), the inventor of the Aïtoff projection in cartography, who first published his formulation in an article entitled "Projections des cartes géographiques" that appeared in Atlas de géographie moderne in 1889. The map includes a glossary of Russian and Turkish terms. It was loaned by the American Geographical Society to the Paris Peace Conference of 1918--19, convened to draw up peace treaties after World War I.


  • Aïtoff, David, 1854-1933 Cartographer.
  • Bagge, Gustave, died 1915 Cartographer.
  • Delaune, E. Engraver.
  • Dufrénoy (Firm) Printer.
  • Dumas-Vorzet, P. Contributor.
  • Schrader, Franz, 1844-1924 Contributor.
  • Vivien de Saint-Martin, Louis, 1802-1897 Contributor.

Created / Published

  • Paris : Hachette & Company, 1909.


  • -  Afghanistan
  • -  Kyrgyzstan
  • -  Tajikistan
  • -  Turkmenistan
  • -  Uzbekistan
  • -  Russian Federation
  • -  1909
  • -  Library of Congress Afghanistan Project
  • -  Treaty of Versailles (1919)
  • -  World War, 1914-1918


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Scale 1:5,000,000"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 map : color, mounted on linen ; 49 x 53 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
  • -  Content in French and Russian and Turkish.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.


  • 1 online resource.

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  • American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection

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  • 2021668612

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Chicago citation style:

Aïtoff, David, Cartographer, Gustave Bagge, E. Engraver Delaune, Dufrénoy Printer, P. Contributor Dumas-Vorzet, Franz Schrader, and Louis Vivien De Saint-Martin. Turkestan. Asia in Ten Folios. Folio II. Paris: Hachette & Company, 1909. Map.

APA citation style:

Aïtoff, D., Bagge, G., Delaune, E. E., Dufrénoy Printer, Dumas-Vorzet, P. C., Schrader, F. & Vivien De Saint-Martin, L. (1909) Turkestan. Asia in Ten Folios. Folio II. Paris: Hachette & Company. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Aïtoff, David, Cartographer, et al. Turkestan. Asia in Ten Folios. Folio II. Paris: Hachette & Company, 1909. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.