A Collection of selected maps of Iran in the Qajar Era (1193-1344 Lunar Calendar / 1779-1926 Gregorian Calendar)

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The collection of maps is a compilation of handwritten and lithographic maps which show the geographical plateau of Iran as a major part of the historical Silk Roads as well as the interface of the North-South corridor. The collection is a significant research document, providing an authentic source for studying the demographic, natural, historical and cultural geography of different West-Asian regions. 

The maps provide information on boundary lines, impacts of human-instigated and natural disasters on the borders, and geographical place names some of which are now either non-existent or have been renamed.

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The Silk Roads on the Map

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Capital: Tehran
Region: Asia and the Pacific

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