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‘Südwestliches Arabien (Hidjaz und Jemen)’ [‎2r] (1/2)

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The record is made up of 1 map. It was created in 1852. It was written in German. The original is part of the British Library: Map Collections.

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Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.

Title continues: ‘Zu C. Ritter’s Erdkunde, Buch III, West-Asien, Theil XII. Bearbeitet von H. Kiepert, herausgegeben von C. Ritter. Berlin, 1852 Verlag von Dietrich Reimer’.

Map of Hedjaz [Hejaz] province showing various routes including the Hajj pilgrimage, Carsten Niebuhr exploration journey, and J.G. Hulton and Charles J. Cruttenden expedition of 1836.

In the bottom right-hand corner there is a table of reference listing Arabic geographic terms with German equivalents and abbreviations.

Includes two insets:

• plan of Mecca entitled ‘Mekka nach Burckhardt’ drawn to scale 1:30,000 with districts numbered and listed in a table of reference; • map of peninsula and the port of Aden entitled ‘Halbinsel und Hafen von Aden’ drawn to scale 1:200,000 with depths shown by contours.

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1 map
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Scale approximately 1:2,000,000
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Degree coordinates
Top-left: 21° 38' 39.12" N, 38° 48' 42.12" E
Top-right: 21° 38' 39.12" N, 45° 30' 15.48" E
Bottom-left: 12° 34' 58.08" N, 38° 48' 42.12" E
Bottom-right: 12° 34' 58.08" N, 45° 30' 15.48" E
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Dimensions: 491 x 349 mm, on sheet 584 x 476 mm

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German in Latin script
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‘Südwestliches Arabien (Hidjaz und Jemen)’ [‎2r] (1/2), British Library: Map Collections, IOR/X/2943/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 25 April 2019]

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