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Eastern Turkestan and the northern territory of the Tibetan Plateau (1895)

Map of Eastern Turkestan and the northern territory of the Tibetan Plateau 1895

This map can be found in an appendix to the first volume of Труды тибетской экспедиции 1889-1890 гг. подъ начальствомъ М. В. Певцова [Works of the Tibetan expeditions 1889–1890 under the supervision of M. V. Pevtsov] edited by M. V. Pevtsov and published in 1895.  It is a small-scale map providing detailed information about the geographical features of the region surrounding the Takla Makan Desert resulting from mappings and astronomical measurements conducted by the expedition team. To the west one finds the cities of Kashgar, Yarkand and Karghalik and to the south the city of Hotan and the Karakoram Mountains. The Takla Makan Desert appears in the center and the Issyk-Kul Lake in the north-west. The city of Urumchi and its northern surroundings are presented in an inset map in the upper corner of the bigger map.

This map is essentially the same as “Map of Eastern Turkestan and the northern territory of the Tibetan Plateau” published in 1949 in Путешествие в Кашгарию и Кун-Лунь [Journey to Kashgaria and Kunlun]. However, the style of sketching and coloring differs, as does the orthography: the map from 1895 uses an older version of the Russian-Cyrillic script. Furthermore, the scale is indicated in kilometers in the present map and in versts in the other version.

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