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'Damascus-Mekka Railway' [‎134ar] (1/2)

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The record is made up of 1 map. It was created in 1904. It was written in English and Turkish, Ottoman. 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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A printed map of the Hejaz Railway from Damascus to Mekka [Mecca]. The map is a copy of an original that was produced by Hajji Mukhtar Bey, Technical Adviser of the Hejaz Railway, and compiled by Captain (Artillery) Eumer Zekki and Lieutenant Hassan Muin, in the Printing Works of the Ottoman Ministry of Marine.

As well as showing the railway (in various different stages of construction and planning), the map also shows ordinary roads and rivers and has some limited indication of relief. On three sides of the main map, elevations of the main settlements along the route (between Damascus and Jeddah) are shown.

The map was published by the Intelligence Division of the War Office and produced by the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton in 1904.

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1 map
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Top-left: 36° 21' 0" N, 31° 45' 0" E
Top-right: 36° 21' 0" N, 41° 42' 0" E
Bottom-left: 19° 55' 48" N, 31° 45' 0" E
Bottom-right: 19° 55' 48" N, 41° 42' 0" E
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Materials: Printed on paper

Dimensions: 960mm x 660mm

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English and Turkish, Ottoman in Latin and Arabic script
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'Damascus-Mekka Railway' [‎134ar] (1/2), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/W/L/PS/10/12 (ii), in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 10 December 2023]

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