MIDDLE EAST Persia Iran & Iraq south Kuwait Iraq/Saudi neutral zone 1952 map
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MIDDLE EAST.Persia(Iran)& Iraq south.Kuwait.Iraq/Saudi neutral zone 1952 map

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Persia & Iraq, South'

The map shows the SaudiIraqi neutral zone, which was an area of 7,044 km² on the border between Saudi Arabia and Iraq within which the border between the two countries had not been settled. The Treaty of Muhammarah (Khorramshahr) of 5 May 1922, forestalled the imminent conflict between the United Kingdom, which held the mandate for Iraq, and the Kingdom of Nejd, which later became Saudi Arabia (when combined with the Kingdom of Hejaz). The treaty specifically avoided defining boundaries. Following further negotiations, the Protocol of Uqair (Uqayr), 2 December 1922, defined most of the borders between them and created the neutral zone. No military or permanent buildings were to be built in or near the neutral zone and the nomads of both countries were to have unimpeded access to its pastures and wells. Administrative division of the zone was achieved in 1975, and a border treaty concluded in 1981. For unknown reasons the treaty was not filed with the United Nations and nobody outside Iraq and Saudi Arabia was notified of the change or shown maps with details of the new boundary. As the Gulf War approached in early 1991, Iraq cancelled all international agreements with Saudi Arabia since 1968. Saudi Arabia responded by registering all previous boundary agreements negotiated with Iraq at the United Nations in June 1991. Thus ended the legal existence of the SaudiIraqi neutral zone.Most official maps no longer show the diamond-shaped neutral zone, but rather draw the border line approximately through the centre of the territory.

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side.

DATE PRINTED: 1952    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 21.5 x 34.0cm, 8.5 x 13.5 inches (Large)

TYPE: Vintage colour map; Scale 1:4,000,000

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this map than that which is offered for sale. The map you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is another map or maps printed on the reverse side of the picture. The paper is thick, and the printing on the reverse does not show through to the front

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: John Bartholomew

PROVENANCE: "The Citizen's Atlas of the World"; by John Bartholomew; Published by John Bartholomew & Son limited, Edinburgh; 10th Edition



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