Fine large format map of the Middle East and Arabian Peninsula, published by Bartholomew & Son in Edinburgh.
The map locates oil pipelines, main and secondary routes, caravan routes and tracks, railways, boundaries, deserts, marshes, escarpments, etc.
The map illustrates the region at an important period of time after World War II, when the history of the region is increasingly being shaped by the push for independence and the importance of oil in the global markets.
Qatar is shown, with the Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi beginning to take shape.
The detail in the peninsula is exceptional for the period, including elevations and other details.