1920 Arabic Blueprint Plan and Map of Damascus, Syria

OldDamascus-unknown-1920
$2,000.00
دمشق القديمةOld Damascus. / ‎‎
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1920 Arabic Blueprint Plan and Map of Damascus, Syria

OldDamascus-unknown-1920

Rare large scale blueprint plan of Old Damascus. Unique!
$2,000.00

Title


دمشق القديمةOld Damascus. / ‎‎
  1920 (undated)    26 x 38.5 in (66.04 x 97.79 cm)     1 : 2000

Description


An unusual c. 1920 blueprint plan or map of Old Damascus, Syria. The blueprint is centered on the Mausoleum of Saladin and the Al Azm Palace. It extends to include that areas confined to the old walled city center and the area just north of the Barada River as far as the Attaouba Mosque. The map identifies some 80 historical sites within the old city numerically and with an associated table to the left of the map proper. All text is in Arabic. The purpose of the map is unclear, but it was mostly likely intended for city planning and historical preservation purposes.

Condition


Good. Overall age toning. Some minor water damage. Backed on archival tissue. Wear and minor repairs along original fold lines.