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FW: NLA digitisation of WW1/WW2 Middle East maps

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Francis Herbert <[log in to unmask]>

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A forum for issues related to map & spatial data librarianship <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 14:58:23 -0000

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-----Original Message-----
From: Maps, Air Photo, GIS Forum - Map Librarianship [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Angie Cope, American Geographical Society Library, UW Milwaukee
Sent: 07 February 2012 14:13
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Subject: NLA digitisation of WW1/WW2 Middle East maps

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        [ANZMapS] NLA digitisation of WW1/WW2 Middle East maps
Date:   Tue, 7 Feb 2012 05:01:59 +0000
From:   Brendan Whyte <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:       [log in to unmask]
To:     AMC <[log in to unmask]>, mapsL <[log in to unmask]>,
Carto-soc <[log in to unmask]>

The National Library of Australia has been digitising some of its older
Middle Eastern mapping, particularly that relating to the Palestine and
Mesopotamia/Iraq campaigns of the 2 world wars. The first set of maps
are now viewable online (though some, eg Sinjil-Jenin, are being repaird
before digitisation, but should but up online in the next few weeks).

The links below take you directly to the records. Click on the thumbnail
to see all the digitised maps (where the record is for a series, the
thumbnail and 1st image are an index, and the sheets display rowwise in
sheet-number order).

I am particularly keen to obtain sheet 1 of the 4-sheet Haifa town plan
if anyone has a spare copy they would like to donate.

Our Gallipoli mapping, and other (catalogued) maps of this Middle
Eastern area will be digitised soon too. Stay posted.

The best way to find digitised maps in our catalogue is to keyword
search for the <country name> and <maps>, and limit the search to 'NLA
digitsed material'

eg for Palestine,
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Search/Home?lookfor=palestine+AND+maps&type=all&limit%5B%5D=&limit%5B%5D=access_type%3A%22NLA+digitised+material%22&page=2&sort=sort_date_asc&page=1

<http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Search/Home?lookfor=palestine+AND+maps&type=all&limit%5B%5D=&limit%5B%5D=access_type%3A%22NLA+digitised+material%22&page=2&sort=sort_date_asc&page=1>

It does bring up a few digitised photos and cartoons too, but mainly maps.

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/664505Aden, 126k,1930

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1151146Aden. Perim Island1930

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2673280Aden. Perim Island1958

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1573896Aden. Kamaran Island1957

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1151185Aden Protectorate1914

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1153386Aden. Map showing tribes and
new boundary of the Aden Protectorate1906

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2673257Bahrain. Bahrein Island1942

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1858585Iraq, 500k, 1930s/40s

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/5009253Iraq, 200k,German WW2

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1858635Iraq. Lower Mesopotamia1919

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2932802Iraq. Map A. Distribution of
tribes in Iraq1938 [we hold the sheet for Iran too, but it's uncatalogued]

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/5009141Iran, 200k,German WW2

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/52514Iran, 50k (MDR 685) ,1941(SW Iran)

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/5300357Iran,Razan,25k, 1940-50s

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/5383567Iran. Ruwā̄ndūz 1:50,0001943(1
of 3 sheets)

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/9926Jordan, 50k (GSGS 3937), 1943

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2675879Jordan. Trans-Jordan 1:250
0001933-34 (2of 3 sheets)

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/506057Lebanon, 50k,(K724)1970s-

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1319394Palestine, 100k,1930s/40s

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/5009161Palestine, 100k (GSGS
4078)1930s/40s

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1452121Palestine – UN partition plan
report maps1947

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/506963Palestine. Town plans, Haifa (3
of 4 sheets)1943

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1117986Palestine. Town plans,
Nazareth (1 sheet)1946

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2032124Palestine. Town plans, Jaffa,
Tel Aviv (2 of 2 sheets)1944

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1112960Palestine.Haifa Harbour
general plan1931

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/587523Palestine. Sinjil-Jenin outline
map1918

Dr Brendan Whyte
Assistant Map Curator
Map Section
National Library of Australia
Parkes ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA

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