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Book Description

Folio 510 x 440mm, folding to original covers, approx. 225 x 130mm, some holes at fold intersections and three short tears at the end of three folds. Red ink annotation in the bottom margin: very good copies of fragile maps, Baghdad.
Dealer Notes
A decorative map, showing sites of historical interest (e.g: Shaikh Abdul Quadir Ai-Gailani Mosque), through embassies of the time (West Germany and U.A.R. etc), through to interests that had a distinctly more European influence (Baghdad Cabaret). Interestingly, there is an expanded section showing the Tourists Camping Site, which most have been one of the first designed for this developing sector and was situated to the north of Baghdad, cornered between the Army Canal and the Tigris.

Iraq was rapidly developing throughout the 70 s, financed by successful oil production. Combined with a thawing of relations with its temperamental neighbours, tourism infrastructure projects had been centralised to a development board and were being rapidly built with an aim of increasing annual tourism to 500,000 visitors. However, this driving ambition was immensely hindered by the Iraq- Iran war (1980), leading into the country s turbulent contemporary history.
Author Summer Resorts & Tourism Services
Date 1970s
Binding Folded map
Condition VG

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