|Published||The Edinburgh Geographical Institute. Copyright John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. [Edinburgh, 1921]|
|Dimensions||565 x 895 mm|
A large early twentieth century folding map of the Middle East, published by John Bartholomew & Son in 1921. The map encompasses Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, the northern half of the Arabian peninsula, Irak (Iraq), Persia (Iran), and the western limits of Afghanistan. Colours represent the height of land above sea level, with a 'Bathy-Orthographical' key in the bottom left, and national borders are marked in red. Disputed borders are territories are marked by dashed red lines.
John Bartholomew & Son was founded by John Bartholomew Senior (1805 - 1861) in 1826. Initially the firm printed maps for external companies, though under John Bartholomew Junior and his son John George Bartholomew, the company achieved much greater success after making the decision to commission and print their own map series. In particular, the firm was responsible for the Times Survey Atlas of the World (1922) and successive Times Atlases.
Condition: Clean, crisp impression. Vertical and horizontal folds as issued. Laid to cloth as issued, with minor wear and discolouration to folds. Faced on two verso panels with original covers, featuring the Royal Crest.