Persia (Iran), Afghanistan and Baluchistan


This map of Persia (present-day Iran), Afghanistan, and Baluchistan (the western part of present-day Pakistan) was produced for The Century Atlas of the World, published by the Century Company of New York in 1897. The atlas was the last volume in a ten-volume set that included The Century Dictionary (volumes 1-8) and The Century Cyclopedia of Names (volume 9). In keeping with the encyclopedic style of the series, the map includes notes about the size and political organization of the countries depicted. Persia is described as an independent country ruled by the shah, Afghanistan as ruled by an emir, and Baluchistan as partly under British administration and ruled by a khan.

Last updated: September 30, 2016