Hunter’s Map of Arabia

Description

This large map of Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf was compiled by Lieutenant Frederick Fraser Hunter between 1905 and 1908 produced to accompany the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf by John Gordon Lorimer.

The map was based on various sources, primarily on actual surveys as well as information supplied by travellers and supplemented by extensive enquiries by local Political Officers, and was instantly recognised as superior to any previous work of the kind.

It shows important features such as roads, routes, railway schemes (both completed and those under construction) and submarine telegraph lines. It also contains an extensive ‘Index to Names Occurring in Gazetteer of Persian Gulf’ with place names given in English and Arabic, and a key to symbols and abbreviations with an explanation of typeface used in order to distinguish between various features.

The map was classified ‘Secret’ and included instructions for the ‘Custody and Disposal of Secret Documents Issued by the Chief of the Staff’ signed by B. Duff, Lieutenant-General, Chief of Staff.

Full title:
Map of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia
Published:
1905-1908
Created:
1905-1908, Shimla
Format:
Map
Language:
English
Creator:
Lieut. F.F. Hunter
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
IOR/L/PS/20/C91/6

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