1801 Map of Asia

1801 Map of Asia

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‘Fascinating! Some random observations:

The Caucasus range has scoliosis

The Red Sea is called the “Arabian Gulf” (rather than the bay between Arabia and India, which is unlabelled)

Lake Balkhash is swol

Mongolia includes Xinjiang

The Tarim Basin is called “Little Bucharia”, and Uzbekistan/Tajikistan is called “Great Bucharia”

The Chinese Empire includes Nepal, Bhutan, Korea, Sakhalin, and the mainland coast up to the Strait of Tartary

There are places labelled “Eluths” scattered all over eastern China (edit: apparently “Eluths” was an alternate name for the Oirat)‘–AbouBenAdhem