<html> <head> <title>Maps of Khorasan, FB4G G' .1'3'F</title/> </head> <STYLE>BODY {SCROLLBAR-FACE-COLOR: brown; SCROLLBAR-HIGHLIGHT-COLOR: black; SCROLLBAR-3DLIGHT-COLOR: red; SCROLLBAR-ARROW-COLOR: wheat; SCROLLBAR-TRACK-COLOR: peru; SCROLLBAR-DARKSHADOW-COLOR: green} A:hover {background-color:peru;} </STYLE> <body bgcolor="wheat"> <center> <table border="0" width="100%" height="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"> <tr> <td colspan="2" height="10" bgcolor="peru"> <table height="100%" width="100%" border="0"><tr> <td width="18%"> <p align="center"><a href="index.html"><font color="white" size="+1">Back to home page</font></p> </td> <td valign="middle" align="center" height="" width="82%"> <font color="yellow" size=+2 face="Arial"><b>Old maps of Khorasan</b></font> </td> </tr></table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="18%" bgcolor="brown"> <table cellpadding="8" border="0" height="75%" width="100%"> <tr><td valign="middle"><font color="khaki" size="+1"><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></font></td></tr> <tr><td valign="middle"><font color="khaki" size="+1"><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></font></td></tr> <tr><td valign="middle"><font color="khaki" size="+1"><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></font></td></tr> <tr><td valign="middle"><font color="khaki" size="+1"><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></font></td></tr> <tr><td valign="middle"><font color="khaki" size="+1"><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></font></td></tr> </table> </td> <td valign="top"> <style> table { border: 3px single #FFFFCC; font-style: tahoma } tr { font-style: tahoma } </style> <table border=0 cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tr height=35> <td bgcolor=FFFFCC><a STYLE="text-decoration:none" href="images/louvre/louvre.html"><font face="tahoma" color="brown"> <b>1 - Old maps of Khorasan in the <font color="red">Louvre museum</font> of Paris</b></font></a> - <i>by khorasanzameen</i> </td></tr></table><br> <table border bordercolor=FFFFCC cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" COLS=1 WIDTH="100%"> <tr height=35><td bgcolor=FFFFCC><font face="tahoma" color="brown"><b>2 - Old maps of Khorasan drawn by eastern scholars</b></font> - <i>by Taher</i></td></tr> <tr> <td><b>a</b> - <a href="images/maps/world_map_by_al_Istakhri_II.jpg"><font face=arial><i>world map</i></a><font face="arial" size=-1> by al Istakhri II. 934 AD. He was Arab.On this map which is oriented with South at the top, our land, Khorasan is clearly visible.&nbsp; Can you find our land, Khorasan on this map?<br><br> <b>b</b> - <a href="images/maps/world_map_by_al_idrisi.jpg"><font><i>world map</i></font></a> by al Idrisi. He was Arab. On this map which is oriented with South at the top, our land, Khorasan is clearly visible.&nbsp; 804/1154/1456 AD.<br><br> <b>c</b> - <a href="images/maps/world_map_by_great_Tajik_biruni.jpg"><font><i>world map</i></font></a> by our great Tajik, Biruni. It depicts the distribution of land and sea. 1029 AD. It has a diameter of 9.5 cm and oriented with South at top. Can you find our land, Khorasan on this map?<br><br> <b>d</b> - <a href="images/maps/world_map_by_Balkhi.jpg"><font><i>world map</i></font></a> by Balkhi with climate boundaries. Balkh, 816 AD. The South is oriented at the top.&nbsp;<br><br> <b>e</b> - <a href="images/maps/world_map_by_Ibn_Hawqal.jpg"><font><i>world map</i></font></a> by Ibn Hawqal. This copy is from 1445 AD with South oriented at the top. He is probably Arab.&nbsp; <br>He was born in Nisibis Iraq and spent much of his life traveling (15 May 943 to 973). Khorasan is visible on this map?<br><br> <b>f</b> - <a href="images/maps/world_map_by_ibn_Wardi.jpg"><font><i>world map</i></font></a> by Ibn Wardi. 1001 AD. It has a diameter of 16.5 cm and the South is oriented at the top. Ibn Wardi was probably Arab.&nbsp;<br><br> <b>g</b> - Another <a href="images/maps/world_map_by_ibn_Wardi2.jpg"><font><i>world map</i></font></a> by Ibn Wardi, 17th century copy. Again our country, Khorasan is there. Can you place it?<br><br> <b>h</b> - Another <a href="images/maps/world_map_by_al_Istakhri_II2.jpg"><font><i>world map</i></font></a> by al Istakhri&nbsp; II, 934 AD. Reconstructed (Reinaud via Needham). This map is oriented with North at the top. Notice the name of our land Khorasan. Today's Aral Sea was called as Lake of Khorasan.&nbsp;<br><br> <b>i</b> - Another <a href="images/maps/world_map_by_al_Istakhri_II3.jpg"><font><i>world map</i></font></a> by al Istakhri II. It is oriented with South at the top. Again our land Khorasan is clearly depicted in this map. This copy is either of the year 977 or 1570 AD.<br><br> <b>j</b> - A <a href="images/maps/world_map_by_al_Kashgari.jpg"><font><i>world map</i></font></a> by al Kashgari from the <i>Diwan lughat al Turk</i>, 1076 AD. The land of Khorasan is marked and mentioned clearly.&nbsp;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </center> </body> </html>