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Detailed silk airman's map of Qatar and Bahrain and on the reverse and map of the present-day United Arab Emirates and Strait of Hormuz. The map has the U.K. Ministry of Defense Secrecy Rating "RESTRICTED".

This is one of the most detailed maps available from this era. It includes oil wells and oil pipelines, which were barely beginning to be built when this map was made. This map is particularly interesting because it shows the initial oil development in Bahrain and at El Katif in Saudi Arabia.

In Qatar, the map labels the "Approx. Limit of Qatar Terry." as well as Wakra, Doha, Ras Abul Mushat, Djezirat as Sifliya, Djezirat al Alya, Ras Kutaifan, Mikaiyar, Lusail, Sumaisma, Shakik, Dakhira, Ras Laffan, Ras Matbakh, Ras al Marruna, Fililia, Ras Umm Hasa, Ruwais, Ras Raken, Ras Abu Amran, Abu Dhaluf, Ras Imhish, Djezira Rubadh, Djezira Hawar, Taus el Kurana.

The map covers in the south what was then called Trucial Oman, which includes the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah and the northwestern portion of Oman.

Condition Description
Printed on fabric.