‘Map of the Persian Gulf, ’Omān and Central Arabia compiled in the Foreign Office, Simla, by Lieut. F.F. Hunder, I.A. Survey of India, in Consultation with J.G. Lorimer, I.C.S., & Capt. M. O’C. Tandy, R.E., for “The Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman & Central Arabia” 1905-06-07-08’

IOR/L/PS/20/C91/6

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The record is made up of 1 map in slip case. It was created in 1905-1908. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Heliozincographed at the Office of the Trigonomertical Branch, Survey of India, Dehra Dún. Outline and hill shading by Munshi A secretary or political assistant working in the British administration in the Gulf, often also providing linguistic interpretation. Karim Bakhsh. Typing by Munshis [sic] Karim Bakhsh and Tufail Ahmad Khán.

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Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.

Map of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. and Arabian Peninsula compiled to accompany the 'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf’ by John Gordon Lorimer, showing the routes, railway schemes both completed and under construction, submarine telegraph lines and province and district boundaries in the region.

Map is divided into squares with borders lettered and numbered for reference. Includes ‘Index to Names Occurring in Gazetteer of Persian Gulf’ arranged alphabetically with place names listed in both English and Arabic. Also contains a key to symbols and abbreviations and an explanation of type used on the map.

Classified ‘Secret’ with instructions for the ‘Custody and Disposal of Secret Documents Issued by the Chief of the Staff’ signed by B. Duff, Lieutenant-General, Chief of Staff.

Inscriptions:

On recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. in the upper right-hand corner above neat line in red ink: ‘Copy No. 35’.

Extent and format
1 map in slip case
Area map covers
Map loading...
Scale
Scale approximately 1:2,000,000
Scale designator
Horizontal
Orientation
North
Degree coordinates
Top-left: 33° 59' 24" N, 30° 26' 60" E
Top-right: 33° 59' 24" N, 67° 31' 48" E
Bottom-left: 12° 6' 36" N, 30° 26' 60" E
Bottom-right: 12° 6' 36" N, 67° 31' 48" E
Physical characteristics

Dimensions: 1225 x 1750 mm, on sheet 1312 x 1816 mm

Written in
English in Latin script
Type
Map

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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/20/C91/6

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1905-1908 (CE, Gregorian)

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‘Map of the Persian Gulf, ’Omān and Central Arabia compiled in the Foreign Office, Simla, by Lieut. F.F. Hunder, I.A. Survey of India, in Consultation with J.G. Lorimer, I.C.S., & Capt. M. O’C. Tandy, R.E., for “The Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman & Central Arabia” 1905-06-07-08’, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/6, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/node/263> [accessed 23 July 2019]

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