1920 City Plan or Map of Mosul, Iraq in Arabic

Mosul-unknown-1910
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Mosul. / الموصل - Main View
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1920 City Plan or Map of Mosul, Iraq in Arabic

Mosul-unknown-1910

The ancient city of Mosul - includes the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, which was destroyed by ISIL in 2017.
$1,200.00

Title


Mosul. / الموصل
  1910 (undated)     17.75 x 26 in (45.085 x 66.04 cm)     1 : 5000

Description


This is a c. 1910 city plan or map of Mosul, Iraq composed entirely in Arabic by an unknown cartographer. Situated along the west bank of the Tigris River, Mosul is a major city in northern Iraq. Religious sites throughout the city are identified, including mosques and some Christian sites. Every location is numerically identified and correspond with a table situated in the lower right quadrant. The Great Mosque of al-Nuri appears at the approximate center of town and is definitely one of the map's focal points. According to tradition, the Great Mosque was constructed in the 12th century. It was destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in 2017. Brown ink marks Mosul's old city walls, surrounding the city on all sides with the exception of the side of the city facing the river. The area on the opposite bank from Mosul likely illustrates the ancient city of Nineveh.

Condition


Very good. Closed margin tears professionally repaired on verso. Closed tear extending one and one-half (1.5) inches in lower left quadrant professionally repaired on verso and does not effect printed area. Blank on verso.