Collection Items

  • Map
    [Middle East]. "This map of western Asia produced by the American Geographical Society (AGS) of New York dates from the period immediately after World War I. A similar map in the collection of the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is thought to have been made by the AGS for the use of the American delegation to the peace negotiations in Versailles in...
    • Contributor: American Geographical Society of New York
    • Date: 1918
  • Book/Printed Material
    Problems of the Middle East,
    • Contributor: Hamilton, A. (Angus)
    • Date: 1909

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    The Near and Middle East : Balkan Peninsula "This map of the Near and Middle East was compiled in 1940 by the Geographical Section of the General Staff of the British Army and published by the War Office of the British government in 1941. The map shows topographic relief by gradient tints and indicates railroads, principal roads, secondary roads, caravan routes and tracks, the names and boundaries of provinces and districts, and...
    • Contributor: United States. War Office
    • Date: 1941
  • Map
    Middle East air traffic control scheme. "This map, produced in 1946 by the Survey of Egypt, shows a scheme for air traffic control in the Middle East. The International Convention on Civil Aviation, adopted by 52 countries in 1944, provided for the establishment of an international air-traffic control system aimed at preventing aircraft collisions. The world's airspace was to be divided into contiguous regions, within each of which all traffic...
    • Contributor: Egypt. Maṣlaḥat Al-Misāḥah.
    • Date: 1946
  • Map
    Middle East Countries : Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Saudi-Arabia "This map of the Middle East, originally published in August 1950 and revised in February 1955, was issued by the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, Air Photographic and Charting Service, Military Air Transportation Service (MATS), of the United States Air Force. In addition to Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, it shows the eastern parts of Egypt and the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium of...
    • Contributor: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center (U.S.)
    • Date: 1955
  • Map
    Middle East region air navigation meeting : Cairo, Egypt.
    Recommended facilities for search and rescue, Middle East Region, P.I.C.A.O.
    "This map was prepared for the Middle East Region Air Navigation Meeting of the Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization (PICAO), which took place in Cairo, Egypt, in October 1946. It shows political borders and recommended facilities for search and rescue, including rescue-coordinating and rescue-alerting centers, bases for different types of search-and-rescue aircraft, and facilities for surface vessels. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was...
    • Contributor: Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization
    • Date: 1946
  • Map
    The Near East. "This 1952 map by the Army Map Service of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides a broad overview of the Near East, the geographic region traditionally thought of as encompassing the countries of southwest Asia, including Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Israel, and Jordan, and the countries of the Arabian Peninsula. In addition to political borders, the map shows lakes, rivers, and other bodies...
    • Contributor: United States. Army Map Service
    • Date: 1952
  • Map
    Karte des Mittleren Ostens "This map of the Middle East was made by the Führungsstab der Luftwaffe (the operations staff of the German air force) in 1943. The map is labeled "Secret." Covering the region from the eastern Mediterranean to the border of Afghanistan with British India (present-day Pakistan), it shows the locations of first- and second-class air bases, operational bases, landing strips, and airfields under construction, as...
    • Date: 1943
  • Map
    Persia, Arabia, Tartary, Afghanistan. "This map by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1802-87), depicting parts of the Middle East and Central Asia, appeared in Bradford's A Comprehensive Atlas: Geographical, Historical & Commercial, which was published in Boston in 1835. Bradford was born in Boston of a distinguished New England family. He made maps of both U.S. states and foreign countries and became the assistant editor of the Encyclopedia Americana, the...
    • Contributor: Ticknor, William Davis - Bradford, T. G. (Thomas Gamaliel) - Wiley & Long
    • Date: 1835
  • Map
    Map of Turky [sic], Arabia and Persia.
    Map of Turkey, Arabia and Persia
    "John Senex (circa 1678-1740) was an English surveyor, engraver, bookseller, and publisher of maps and atlases. He served as geographer to Queen Anne and was elected to the Royal Society in 1728. Among his many works was A New General Atlas: containing a geographical and historical account of all the empires, kingdoms, and other dominions of the world, published in 1721. This map of...
    • Contributor: L'isle, Guillaume De - Senex, John
    • Date: 1721
  • Map
    Johnson's Turkey in Asia : Persia Arabia &c. "This map of the Middle East and Central and South Asia extending from the Nile Valley to the boundary of Afghanistan with British India is from Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas, published in New York in 1864. The map shows national capitals, provincial capitals, principal towns, and railroads. The Suez Canal, under construction at this time, is shown as proposed. The map provides a...
    • Contributor: Johnson and Ward
    • Date: 1864
  • Map
    Colton's Persia Arabia & co. "This map of Persia (present-day Iran), the Arabian Peninsula, and neighboring countries originally appeared in the 1865 edition of Colton's General Atlas. It extends from a part of Egypt (the Nile Delta) in the west to Afghanistan in the east and reflects the general level of geographic knowledge of the Middle East in mid-19th century America. Coloring is used to indicate borders and certain...
    • Contributor: J.H. Colton & Co. - Colton, G. Woolworth (George Woolworth)
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    Airlines of the Eastern Mediterranean and adjacent areas : As of October, 1947 "This map of airline routes in the Eastern Mediterranean and adjacent areas was compiled and drawn by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for the Department of State, based on information supplied by the Foreign Air Transport Division of the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board. It presumably was for use by diplomats at the newly established International Civil Aviation Organization. Some of the airlines whose routes...
    • Contributor: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
    • Date: 1948
  • Map
    Alexandri magni imperium et expeditiones "This 1833 map in Latin shows the conquests of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), whose empire stretched from present-day Greece through Turkey and the Middle East to Afghanistan. In 326 BC Alexander set out to conquer India, but he was stymied when his exhausted armies mutinied on the banks of the Hyphasis River (now known as the Beas River) in northern India. The map...
    • Contributor: Delamarche, Félix
    • Date: 1833
  • Map
    Carte de la Turquie D'Asie, de la Perse: de l'Afghanistan, du Belouchistan et de la grande Boukharie; avec une partie des Etats voisins "This 1848 map of the Middle East and parts of Central and South Asia is by the French cartographer and engraver Pierre M. Lapie (1779-1850), a colonel in the French army and head of the topographical section in the Ministry of War. Accurate and beautifully detailed, the map reflects the high quality of French cartography, and military cartography in particular. The territory covered includes...
    • Contributor: Lapie, (Pierre) - Picquet, Charles
    • Date: 1848
  • Map
    Map of Persia and adjacent countries, for Sir John Malcolm's History of Persia "Sir John Malcolm (1769-1833) was a British soldier, colonial administrator, diplomat, linguist, and historian. He was born in Scotland, left school at age 12, and, through an uncle, secured a position in the East India Company. While stationed in various parts of India as an officer in the company's military forces, he became interested in foreign languages, which he studied diligently. He became fluent...
    • Contributor: Arrowsmith, Aaron
    • Date: 1815
  • Map
    Vorder-Asien. "German geographer and cartographer Heinrich Kiepert (1818-99) is generally regarded as one of the most important scholarly cartographers of the second half of the 19th century. He was head of the Geographical Institute in Weimar between 1845 and 1852 and professor at the University of Berlin from 1852 until his death. Shown here is Kiepert's 1855 map of the Near East, which appeared in...
    • Contributor: Dietrich Reimer Verlag (Berlin, Germany) - Kiepert, Heinrich
    • Date: 1855
  • Map
    Der Nahe Osten. "Shown here is a large folding map produced by the General Staff of the German Army during World War II. Notes on the map indicate that it was solely for use within the army and that reproduction was prohibited. One side is a large map of the region stretching from the Balkan Peninsula to the eastern part of Iran. Shown are towns and cities...
    • Date: 1944
  • Map
    The Euphrates Valley : Syria, Kurdistan, &c. "This early 20th-century British map depicts the Euphrates Valley, a region that includes parts of present-day Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Syria. Also shown is the northern part of the Arabian Peninsula. The map indicates railroads, both existing and projected, and the route of submarine telegraph cables. The vilayets (administrative provinces) of the Ottoman Empire in Syria, Mesopotamia, Palestine and southern Anatolia are marked by...
    • Contributor: Edward Stanford Ltd
    • Date: 1900
  • Map
    Etats du Grand-Seigneur en Asie : Empire de Perse, Pays des Usbecs, Arabie et Egypte "This 1740s map shows the possessions of the Ottoman Empire in Asia (including present-day Turkey, Iraq, and the Levant), the Persian Empire (shown to include present-day Iran, Afghanistan, much of Pakistan, and the Caucasus), the country of the Uzbeks, Arabia, and Egypt. The boundaries of these territories are hand colored on this copy. The desert to the south and west of present-day Bahrain, Qatar,...
    • Contributor: Robert De Vaugondy, Gilles
    • Date: 1740
  • Map
    Persia Arabia &c. "This map appeared in A New Universal Atlas, published in 1846 by Henry Schenck Tanner, an early American geographer and cartographer. This map shows the political and geographic features of the Arabian Peninsula, using the traditional divisions of Arabia Petraea, Arabia Deserta, and Arabia Felix. Also shown are the region of the Hedjaz with the cities of Mecca and Medina, and Al-Dahna (present-day Kuwait...
    • Contributor: Mitchell, S. Augustus, (Samuel Augustus) - Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Date: 1846
  • Map
    Carte de la Turquie D'Asie de la Perse de l'Afghanistan et de l'Arabie "This map, published in Paris in 1842, shows the Asian provinces of the Ottoman Empire, Persia (present-day Iran), Afghanistan, and the Arabian Peninsula. The map appeared in Atlas universel de géographie ancienne et moderne (Universal atlas of ancient and modern geography) by the cartographer and engraver Pierre M. Lapie (1779-1850). Lapie was a member of the corps of topographical engineers in the French army,...
    • Contributor: Tardieu, Pierre Antoine - Lapie, (Pierre)
    • Date: 1842
  • Map
    Kingdoms of the successors of Alexander : after the Battle of Ipsus, B.C. 301. "Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) died suddenly at the age of 32, leaving no apparent heir or appointed successor. Some 40 years of internecine conflict followed his death, as leading generals and members of Alexander's family vied to control different parts of the vast empire he had built. The Battle of Ipsus, fought in Phrygia, Asia Minor (present-day Turkey) in 301 BC between rival...
    • Contributor: Weller, Edward
    • Date: 1800
  • Map
    Kriegskarte von Agypten, Palastina und Arabien "This German-language military map, published some time in the late-19th century, depicts Egypt, Palestine, and the Arabian Peninsula. It also includes parts of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (present-day Sudan), Ethiopia, and Eritrea. Railroads, caravan routes, telegraph lines, pyramids, fortifications, and ruins are indicated by symbols shown in the key at the lower left. The German equivalents of some Arabic topographic terms are given. An inset map...
    • Contributor: Freytag, Gustav - Freytag Und Berndt
    • Date: 1900
  • Map
    Nouvelle carte generale des provinces asiatiques de L'empire Ottoman : sans L'Arabie "This large map in French containing a wealth of detail about the Asian provinces of the Ottoman Empire is by the German geographer and cartographer Heinrich Kiepert. The map was created in 1884, but a note indicates that railroad routes have been updated to 1912. Important place-names are given in several languages. The Mediterranean Sea, for example, is listed in French, Greek, Turkish, and...
    • Contributor: Kiepert, Heinrich
    • Date: 1884