Afghan Boundary Commission

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This beautiful volume contains 18 hand-coloured plates of ornamental tiles and was published in 1884 by the Afghan Boundary Commission. It came to us as part of the purchase of the Stoddard Design Library, the working library of carpet designers and manufacturers James Templeton & Son and A. F. Stoddard.

The Afghan Boundary Commission was an Anglo-Russian venture tasked with delineating the frontier between Northern Afghanistan and Russia’s Central Asian territories, thus replacing the 1873 line drawn from inaccurate maps. It operated from 1884-1886

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