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The record is made up of 1 map. It was created in c 1935. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Sketch map depicting the Al Morrah tribal dira [tribal area] and other tribal areas in the south-eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. The map also features lines drawn in blue ink, pencil and crayon, which mark prospective boundaries for eastern and south-eastern Saudi Arabia.

The blue line represents the 'blue line' (the frontier which marked the Ottoman Government's renunciation of its claims to Bahrain and Qatar, laid down in the non-ratified Anglo-Ottoman Convention of 1913 and redefined and adopted in the Anglo-Ottoman Convention of the following year). The green and brown lines represent boundaries proposed by the British Government. The yellow line marks a proposed (later abandoned) 'desert zone', and the dotted lines represent other proposed boundaries. The outermost line, drawn in red crayon, represents the Saudi Government's interpretation of its country's eastern and south-eastern boundary.

A note in pencil at the top of the map reads 'Col Dickson's Map [Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Richard Patrick Dickson, Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Kuwait]'.

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Top-left: 26° 55' 12" N, 49° 0' 36" E
Top-right: 26° 55' 12" N, 57° 46' 48" E
Bottom-left: 16° 20' 24" N, 49° 0' 36" E
Bottom-right: 16° 20' 24" N, 57° 46' 48" E
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Materials: Blueprint with manuscript additions in ink, pencil and crayon.

Dimensions: 390 x 330 mm.

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'ROUGH SKETCH MAP SHOWING APPROXIMATE AREA OF MORRAH TRIBAL "DIRA" FROM BADUIN SOURCES' [‎307v] (2/2), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2137, f 307, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 21 February 2024]

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