Region around Alashgird in Eastern Turkey. From the Eastern turkey in Asia series 1: 250,000. Produced by British War Office, 1802.
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Summary of CAMEL holdings for the Eastern Turkey in Asia map series that primarily covers portions of the Levant, Iraq and Iran.
Essentially, all of the variety of historical, spatial data stored in CAMEL’s archive is a “map,” or a visual, symbolic representation of an area, its objects, and their relationships. Maps can be 2D, 3D, or multi-dimensional, virtual or physical, diagramming the spatial relationships of observed phenomena. Here we refer to the traditional sense of geographic maps as represented on two-dimensional pieces of paper, although CAMEL also manages and visualizes virtual map objects.
The Oriental Institute houses an impressive collection of several thousand maps dating primarily from the past two centuries. With the aid of a large-format, 42” Contex Crystal scanner, CAMEL has digitized and catalogued those maps which are out of copyright or for which we have the publisher’s permission. Map series in the collection derive from a wide variety of governmental, commercial, and educational sources.
The following table summarizes a selection of the map series in CAMEL’s holdings that are within public domain, to the best of our knowledge. Our mission is to make these types of data as freely as possible. We welcome contact from individuals who wish to share digital images of their map collections or request images from us.
Selection of map series in public domain within our holdings
|Series Name||Series Creator and/or Publisher|
|Air Navigation Chart||U.S. Hydrographic Office|
|Anglo-Egyptian Sudan||British War Office|
|Commission scientifique de l'Égypte||Commission scientifique de l'Égypte|
|Cyrenaica||U.S. Army Map Service|
|Eastern Europe, Series N502||U.S. Army Map Service|
|Eastern Turkey in Asia||British War Office|
|Egyptian Sudan||British War Office|
|German Institute for Palestinian Research Maps||Deutschen Verein zur Erforschung Palastinas|
|International Map of the World||U.S. Army Map Service|
|Iran and USSR||U.S. Army Map Service|
|Karte von Kleinasien||Geographische Verlagshandlung- Dietrich Reimer|
|Karte von Mesopotamien und Syrien||Abteilung der Kgl. Preuss. Landesaufnahme|
|Map Compilation Section Maps of Iraq||Map Compilation Section|
|Operational Navigation Chart||United States National Imagery and Mapping Agency|
|Southwestern Asia, Series K502||U.S. Army Map Service|
|USAF Global Navigation and Planning Charts||U.S. Air Force|
|USAF Jet Navigation Chart||U.S. Air Force|
|War Map of the Middle East||W. & A.K. Johnston Limited|
|World Aeronautical Chart||Federal Aviation Administration|
|World Outline Plotting Maps||U.S. Army Map Service|
CAMEL's digitization efforts are preserving fragile media such as this damanged copy of an 1873 map of Anatolia and Syria with an inset map of Mesopotamia. Its scale is 1:3,700,000, and it was produced in the Karte von Kleinsien series by Geographische Veriagshandlung - Dietrich Reimer. The vertical lines appear in the empty spaces where the protective mylar sheet that we use is seen by the scanner. (click to enlarge)
Revised: November 21, 2008