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Item ID Number: 10657

Map Number 10657 
Title Asia Persian Gulf Eastern Sheet 
Date 1952-1972 
Publisher British Admiralty 
Place of Publication London 
Image Size (mm) 657 x 987 
Image Size (Inches) 25.87 x 38.86 
Coloring Hand Colored 
Condition Very Good 
Notes Rare Admiralty chart of the Persian Gulf. It was made during Britain's final year of colonial control over the region. In 1961, Kuwait was declared intendent, as were Muscat and Oman the following year. Between 1968 and 1971 Britain completed the process of withdrawing its military presence in the Persian Gulf. The Hydrographic Office of the British Admiralty undertook detailed surveys throughout their period of occupation in the area. The first survey which was completed by 1952 was necessitated by the influx of trading ships that had resulted from the discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia in the 1930s. The pink notes in this chart identify important points, such as oil rings and ports, and give sailing directions to attempt control of traffic flow through the Gulf. This example represents a later edition of Irving's chart, updated by the surveys of Rear Admiral A.Day. Amendments have been made to the soundings, as well as additions in the form of new points of military, navigational and trading interest. After 1969 maritime boundary agreement between Bahrain, Qatar and Iran, the chart was updated with geodetic lines. The present chart is extremely rare, with three other examples which are at the British Library, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago.  
References Dr. P. Mojtahed-Zahed (2013): "Security and Territoriality in the Persian Gulf."  
Price (US$) 4750  
Short Description Maps Asia Middle East Persian Gulf; Maps 20th Century Maps; Maps Asia Middle East Iran, Iraq;  

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