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Detailed map of playing fields of the Great Game
Detailed map of playing fields of the Great GameJohn Tallis.
Independent Tartary.
London, the London Printing and Publishing Company, 1861. Steel-engraving, original outline colour. 260 x 330mm. Showing parts of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan & Turkestan, markin Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent, with engraved vignette scenes of Tartar nomadic life. The 'Great Game' was the name for the Anglo-Russian rivalry in Central Asia, with Russia pushing south to threaten British India through Afghanistan. At the time this map was published the Crimean War and the India Mutiny had made the Game more intense. Less than a decade later Independent Tartary had gone: Tashkent was annexed by Russia in 1865, and Samarkand & Bukhara came under Russian control in 1868.



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