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Lower Mesopotamia map by the Survey of India

 Collection — Box: GTM Shared Box 7 (Oversized), Folder: 5
Identifier: GTM-20230717

Scope and Contents

One map titled "Lower Mesopotamia" printed in Dehradun, India, by the Survey of India in 1914. One of 500 printed copies that were issued to British staff officers on the eve of the Mesopotamian Campaign and the invasion of Ottoman Iraq. It depicts central and southern Iraq, Kuwait, southwestern Persia, and the head of the Arabian Gulf.

See the External Documents section below for a more detailed description of the map provided by the dealer.


  • 1914


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0.1 Cubic Feet (1 oversized folder)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Peter Harrington, London, 2023.

Processing Information

The map has been rehoused in an acid-free oversized folder.

Lower Mesopotamia map by the Survey of India
John Zarrillo
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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