Map Map of Arabia and the Persian Gulf.

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Title

  • Map of Arabia and the Persian Gulf.

Summary

  • This map of the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf emphasizes the physical terrain and transportation routes as surveyed in 1916 by the Survey of India, the cartographic branch of the British government of India. It was prepared at the beginning of the British campaign against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The map provided a general view of the Middle East Theater and was not intended for any particular army operation. It shows the Hejaz Railway, undersea telegraph cables, pilgrimage routes, and the location of oil installations in southwestern Iran. International boundaries are absent from the map. It does show Babylon and the Sasanian ruins at Ctesiphon near Baghdad, two famous sites of archeological interest. The map key on the second of the two sheets explains the abbreviations and symbols used. Relief is shown by hachures and spot elevations. The Survey of India was established in 1767 to assist the British East India Company, and later the British government, in administering its south Asian empire. The map was published in 1917 under the direction of Colonel Sir Sidney Burrard, surveyor general of India. The printing technique was heliozincography, a photographic process using zinc plates that was developed in Britain and that enabled accurate reproduction of images and text. It was printed at the Survey's factory in Dehra Dun, India.

Contributor Names

  • Burrard, Sidney Gerald, Sir, 1860-1943 Contributor.
  • Survey of India Creator.

Created / Published

  • Dehra Dun, India : Survey of India Offices, 1917.

Subject Headings

  • -  Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • -  Bahrain
  • -  Israel
  • -  Jordan
  • -  Oman
  • -  Qatar
  • -  Saudi Arabia
  • -  United Arab Emirates
  • -  Yemen
  • -  1916
  • -  Arabian Gulf
  • -  Arabian Peninsula
  • -  Persian Gulf
  • -  Red Sea
  • -  World War, 1914-1918

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Scale: 1 inch = 48 miles."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 map on 2 sheets : color ; sheets 88 x 39 centimeters and 93 x 58 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668618

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Burrard, Sidney Gerald, Sir, Contributor, and Survey Of India Creator. Map of Arabia and the Persian Gulf. Dehra Dun, India: Survey of India Offices, 1917. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668618/.

APA citation style:

Burrard, S. G. & Survey Of India Creator. (1917) Map of Arabia and the Persian Gulf. Dehra Dun, India: Survey of India Offices. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668618/.

MLA citation style:

Burrard, Sidney Gerald, Sir, Contributor, and Survey Of India Creator. Map of Arabia and the Persian Gulf. Dehra Dun, India: Survey of India Offices, 1917. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668618/>.