1907 War Office map

[Mesopotamia]. Lower Mesopotamia Between Baghdad and the Persian Gulf.

London, War Office, Geographical Section, General Staff (George Philip & Son, London Geographical Institute), [1917].

Lithographed map, 632 x 704 mm, printed in brown and blue. Cut into sections, mounted on cloth, folded.


1907 War Office map, with additions and corrections dated August 1916, covering south-eastern Iraq, south-western Iran, Kuwait, and the upper Gulf. Shows physical features, the Turco-Persian frontier, ethnic and tribal society, populated places, cultivated land, major ancient and modern roads, railways, waterways, and communication lines ("a telephone runs along the Anglo-Persian Oil Company's pipe line"). Relief shown by gradient tints, contour, and spot heights. Includes geographic notes on selected locations, reference to Arabic words, and bibliographic sources of additional information.

One segment nearly detached; trimmed closely along lower edge. Ownership of the Rev. S. Strachen Rogers, C.F., on title label.


Geographical Section, General Staff, No. 2563.