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[Iran - Bushehr]
Asia 1:1,000,000 Sheet North H-39 Bushire.
London, War Office, 1944. 782 x 640 mm. In full colour. E48°-E54°/N28°-N32°. Folded. Third edition of this wartime map of the Bushehr area on the southwestern coast of Persia, on the Arabian Gulf. The city was occupied by British troops during the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran; these were replaced by American soldiers in 1942, who installed a military supply route for the Soviet Union through Iran (the "Persian Corridor"). Interestingly, the present map was copied by the German Luftwaffe as early as 1942 and distributed as "Weltkarte 1:1.000.000 (Iran) / H-39/G-39, Bushire. Hergestellt im Auftrage des Generalstabs des Heeres, Abt. für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (II)". - Somewhat dusty and showing slight edge wear. Very rare. - OCLC 1047892528 (a single record).
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Austria]
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