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The map in the background is Territoire du Nepaul by Philippe Vandermaelen from his six-volume Atlas universel de géographie physique, politique, statistique et minéralogique of 1827. Everything beyond Himalaya (nice: "Montagnes de l'Himalaya couvertes de neiges perpétuelles") appears to be known by hearsay only: most Mustang villages are really situated to the west of Kali Gandaki, "Gunduck" on the map. The height of Dhaulagiri is stated at 26,462ft (8071m), a damn good approximation of the real thing (26,777ft, or 8167m).

Map image © Cartography Associates