Mappy Monday- Stanford’s New Map of Kabul (1880)

It seems strange to refer to a 136 year-old map as ‘new’.

This 1880 map of Kabul is from our Edward Stanford Cartographic Collection archive.

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Drawn by Trelawney Saunders at the time of the Second Afghan War. The red lines show the British advance towards the city, while the blue line commemorates the British retreat of 1842.

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There are lots of interesting historical notes on this map and a large region surrounding Kabul is marked as ‘unexplored’.

Replicas of this and many more maps from our archive are available on our website

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