On Central Asian Tracks The
map at the back of the book - we made color photos of sections of the map as
well. This map shows the routes of Stein's entire three expeditions. The
black/white version makes the place names stand out well. From Kashgar and
Maral-bashi on the west edge of the Taklamakan on the Yarkand river the main
towns to the south and east are yharkand, Karghalik, Khotan, Dandan-uliq,
Khadlik, Keriya, Niya, Endere, Charchan, Charkhlik, Miran - then Abdal and
Loulan on the east side - from there to the east are Tun-huang, An-hsi,
Malo-mei, Su-chou, and Kan-chou - to the far north-east is Khara-Khoto. Stein's
two routes from south-east to north-west from An-hsi and Mao-mei are seen
toward Hami and Barkul. North of the Tien-shan he visited Guchen, then crossed
the mountains to the south to Kara-khoja, Turfan, Kara-shahr, Kucha and Aksu.
The shaded lines across the desert show his routes. South of Khotan one can see
his route to Keriya, then south into the Kun-lun and west to a point south of
Karghalik and over the Karakorum pass.