Map Middle East Countries : Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Saudi-Arabia

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Title

  • Middle East Countries : Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Saudi-Arabia

Summary

  • "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 Sudan as well as parts of Eritrea and Ethiopia. Many borders on the map, particularly on the Arabian Peninsula, are shown as still undetermined. Territories shown on the map as still under colonial administration include the Aden Protectorate, French Somaliland (present-day Djibouti), British Somaliland (present-day Somalia), and Italian Somaliland (present-day Somalia). The armistice lines between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria reflect those established after the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. During the Cold War, the U.S. Air Force viewed the Middle East primarily through the prism of global military rivalry with the Soviet Union. It operated several installations in or near the region, notably Wheelus Air Base in Libya from 1948 to 1970, and Dhahran Airfield in Saudi Arabia from 1945 to 1962." World Digital Library.

Names

  • Aeronautical Chart and Information Center (U.S.)

Created / Published

  • St. Louis, MO : Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, [1955]

Headings

  • -  Middle East--Maps
  • -  Middle East

Genre

  • Maps

Notes

  • -  "Base No. 130."
  • -  "M50-33."
  • -  First published in August 1950 (ACIC), revised February 1955 (ACIC).
  • -  Relief shown by gradient tints, contours, and spot heights.
  • -  Shows eastern parts of Egypt and Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, as well as parts of Eritrea and Ethiopia.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Medium

  • 1 map : color ; 84 x 84 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G7420 1955 .A3

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2013593015

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Aeronautical Chart And Information Center, U.S. Middle East Countries: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Saudi-Arabia. [St. Louis, MO: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, 1955] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2013593015/.

APA citation style:

Aeronautical Chart And Information Center, U. S. (1955) Middle East Countries: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Saudi-Arabia. [St. Louis, MO: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2013593015/.

MLA citation style:

Aeronautical Chart And Information Center, U.S. Middle East Countries: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Saudi-Arabia. [St. Louis, MO: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, 1955] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2013593015/>.