USAF Pilotage Chart. Ash Sharigah (548 D). Trucial Oman.
Colour-printed map, 554 x 733 mm. Constant ratio linear horizontal scale 1:500,000., Lambert Conformal Conic Projection. Relief shown by contours, shading, gradient tints, and spot heights. Key printed on verso.
Rare, advanced first edition of this U.S. Air Force aeronautical chart of what would be, within less than a quarter of a century, the bulk of the United Arab Emirates: Sharjah, Dubai, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, and the city of Abu Dhabi to the south, based on aerial photography. "This chart is prepared for use at night under white, ultra-violet, red, and amber lights" (note). Released November 1948, with additions to February 1950 (advance edition).
Blindstamp of the American Geographical Society. Stamps to corners, not affecting the image ("Map Room Copy", "Obsolete", "Gift From Publisher"). Folded; in very good condition.