[United States Geological Survey of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia]. Saudi Arabia Landsat Image Maps (1:250,000). 20 maps.

[Reston, VA] / Jiddah, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Deputy Ministry for Mineral Resources, 1979-1981.

20 maps, 84 x 53 cm or larger. Printed in brown tones. Transverse Mercator projection, constant ratio linear horizontal scale 1:250,000 scale. All but two in their original printed orange envelopes.

 8,500.00

The joint NASA/USGS Landsat Programme started in the early 1970s, providing the longest continuous space-based record of the Earth’s surface. Of the 25 maps in 1:250,000 scale produced during 1979-81, 20 are included here (wanting 2, 3, 4 [IR 301, 302, 303], 13 [IR 312], 16 [IR 315]). They cover the stretch of the Red Sea coast from just below the Gulf of Aqaba to just below Jeddah, and inland from Jeddah towards Dammam via Riyadh. Comprises individually:

1 (IR 300): Jabal Al Hasir Quadrangle, Sheet 19F, 1979; 5 (IR 304): Jibal Hayil Quadrangle, Sheet 17E, 1980; 6 (IR 305): Al Qunfudhah Quadrangle, Sheet 19E, 1980; 7 (IR 306): Wadi Hali Quadrangle, Sheet 18E, 1980; 8 (IR 307): Jizan Quadrangle, Sheet 16F, 1980; 9 (IR 308): Jibal Al Qahr Quadrangle, Sheet 19G, 1981; 10 (IR 309): Bi’r Idimah Quadrangle, Sheet 18G, 1981; 11 (IR 310): Jaza’ir Farasan Quadrangle, Sheet 16E, 1980; 12 (IR 311): Wadi Bishah Quadrangle, Sheet 20F, 1981; 14 (IR 313): Al Lith Quadrangle, Sheet 20D, 1981; 15 (IR 314): Wadi Tathlith Quadrangle, Sheet 20G, 1981; 17 (IR 316): Turabah Quadrangle, Sheet 21E, 1981; 18 (IR 317): Ar Rawdah Quadrangle, Sheet 21F, 1981; 19 (IR 318): Jabal Tarban Quadrangle, Sheet 21G, 1981; 20 (IR 319): Rabigh Quadrangle, Sheet 22D, 1981; 21 (IR 320): Al Muwayh Quadrangle, Sheet 22E, 1981; 22 (IR 321): Zalim Quadrangle, Sheet 22F, 1981; 23 (IR 322): Wadi Ar Rika’ Quadrangle, Sheet 22G, 1981; 24 (IR 323): Al Mulayh Quadrangle, Sheet 22H, 1981; 25 (IR 324): Al Ji’lan Quadrangle, Sheet 21H, 1981.

Envelope and map of no. 10 stamped with initials and date (TRU May 1981) and a couple of nicks to map edge, otherwise excellent throughout.

G. J. Vranas, List of Interagency Reports submitted by the US Geological Survey Saudi Arabian Mission to the Saudi Arabian Directorate General of Mineral Resources from 1965 to the beginning of 1992 (Open File Report USGS-OF-92-2. Interagency Report 844 (Jiddah: Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Directorate General of Mineral Resources, 1412 AH/1992 AD), pp. 71, 26-29.

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