The Afghan War – Peshawar and the Entrance to the Khyber Pass

Keeping sentry at the gates of the Khyber Pass.

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This detailed woodcut print was published in the December 21, 1878 issue of Harper’s Weekly magazine. It shows a view of the Pakistani city of Peshawar with the foreboding Khyber Pass in the background, leading to Afghanistan.

The image was issued during the midst of the Second Anglo-Afghan War, part of the ‘Great Game’ between Russia and Britain over control of large territories in Central Asia.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1878

Author: Harper's Weekly

Sheet Width (in): 21.40

Sheet Height (in): 15.40

Condition: A-

Condition Description: The sheet is lightly toned and shows faint discoloration along the vertical centerfold. A few small tears along the outer edges and a faint spot in the lower left corner. Very good overall.

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