This interesting drawing appears to be the plan for a royal encampment including detailed inscriptions naming the purpose of the various buildings. To illustrate the degree of detail described, one small area of the painting (that around the central stepped tower) includes: the "seven storey gold bangala for the army's lookout", "the areas for the superintendent of the [King's] firmans", "the mules", "the physicians", "the envoys and agents" as well as other locations such as "the harem", "the place of salute of the divan-khana", "the log-house", "the butcher", "the bakery" and "the kitchen". A number of locations also give distances, in the number of steps that they are away from others. The tall tower in the centre for example is inscribed 71 gaz (yards) high, 41 (steps) away from the Daftan Khana.
One corner gives the name of the tent of Wafadarkhan Sadozay. The Sadozay are a line of the Popalzay clan who were the Kings of Afghanistan between 1747 to 1842 (Clifford Edmund Bosworth, The New Islamic Dynasties, Edinburgh, 1996, pp.341-2). The first Sadozay King, Ahmad Shah Abdali, was responsible for uniting Afghan tribes under his rule and became founder of the Afghan Kingdom that lasted even after their demise until 1973. This drawing must date between 1747 and 1842 when the Sadozay family were in power.
A full listing of the inscriptions is available on request.