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Map The Near and Middle East : Balkan Peninsula

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Title

  • The Near and Middle East : Balkan Peninsula

Summary

  • "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 deserts, rivers, swamps, and other topographic features. Towns and cities are classified and shown by categories, from first (capitals) to fifth in importance. Also shown are oil fields, oil pipelines, and the Suez Canal. The map is a conic projection, a type of map that is made by projecting the surface of the Earth onto a cone, which is then cut from apex to base and laid flat. Such maps are used to minimize certain distortions that inevitably occur when the Earth's surface is projected as a two-dimensional plane to produce a map." World Digital Library.

Names

  • United States. War Office.

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : U.S. War Office, [1941]

Headings

  • -  Balkan Peninsula--Maps
  • -  Middle East--Maps
  • -  Balkan Peninsula
  • -  Middle East

Genre

  • Maps

Notes

  • -  Includes index to boundaries and abbreviations.
  • -  Includes note in a filled-out red stamp: "Inclosure /3 to letter No. 45055 Military Attache. London."
  • -  LC copy mounted on cloth backing.
  • -  Relief shown by gradient tints, contours, and spot heights.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Medium

  • 1 map : color ; 60 x 86 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G7420 1941 .U5

Repository

  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2013593010

Online Format

  • image

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IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

United States War Office. The Near and Middle East: Balkan Peninsula. [Washington, D.C.: U.S. War Office, 1941] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2013593010/.

APA citation style:

United States War Office. (1941) The Near and Middle East: Balkan Peninsula. [Washington, D.C.: U.S. War Office] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2013593010/.

MLA citation style:

United States War Office. The Near and Middle East: Balkan Peninsula. [Washington, D.C.: U.S. War Office, 1941] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2013593010/>.