"The Caspian Sea Khivah, and the Surrounding Country", Arrowsmith, John
Subject: Caspian Sea, Central Asia
Period: 1841 (dated)
Publication: The London Atlas of Universal Geography...
Color: Hand Color
20.8 x 25 inches
52.8 x 63.5 cm
This detailed map focuses on the Caspian Sea and the land to its immediate east, including parts of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran. The map is filled with place names, roads, and various notes on the region. There is excellent topographical detail. The Aral Sea is prominent with a large island in the center and notes such as "According to the level ascertained barometrically in 1826, that of the Lake Aral is 13 Toises 3/10 higher than that of the Caspian."
There is faint toning along the centerfold and an extraneous crease at bottom left.