EL DJAUF [now: AL JAWF, AL-JOUF]. Colour-lithographic Map. No place or printer, c. 1925.
Linen-backed and folding, measuring 47 by 61 cm; explanation in French and English pasted onto verso; very well preserved.
This rare map has the Imperial Airways route to Basrah drawn and lettered by hand in lilac ink on the Northeastern edge, below is part of the Hedjaz Railway. In 1927 Imperial Airways took over the RAF Baghdad - Cairo service and extended it to Basra. This province in Northern Saudi Arabia is now being developed into a nature reserve and is rich in ancient buildings and archaeological sites.