Abstraction and territory

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Representations of the map of Afghanistan in rug form is one of the more complex and variable sub-categories. It seems to span the whole era of war rugs, and is still in production today – sometimes cartographically accurate, sometimes highly abstracted.

Here are some examples of the abstract end of the spectrum. Who has others of this genre? Plate 37 in Frembgen and Mohm (see bibliography for details) is a good example from the middle decade.

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