Arabian Boundaries 1853-1960

ISBN:  978-1-85207-130-1  Extent: 30 volumes, 15,500 pages, including 3 map boxes
Editor: R. Schofield; G. Blake  Published: 1988
Paper: Printed on acid free paper
Binding: Library bindings with gilt finish
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It has been the publishers´ objective to assemble within one major research publication copies of the essential documents for a comprehensive view of the creation of modern boundaries within the Arabian peninsula. The process of finding, obtaining and organising such material has been lengthy, and the work renders a large mass of documents easily accessible.
The boundaries of the Arabian peninsula are notable for the sensitivities and disagreements which have accompanied their relatively short history. Not only is the perennial human concern for territory involved; in this region, as the 20th century progressed, the partition of resources, initially pastures and water wells, subsequently oil and gas, was particularly crucial. The boundary makers, chiefly the diplomats of the imperial powers, were inconsistent in paying attention to the human and physical characteristics of the terrain when negotiating or imposing many limits. Consequently boundary studies in this area have been and remain a fruitful topic for geographers and anthropologists as well as a necessary pre- occupation for strategists and politicians. The particular distinguishing characteristics of Arabia´s territorial framework is that it is far from complete. Saudi Arabia´s border in the southern peninsula has never been formally finalised, while the status of many supposedly ´final´ delimitations elsewhere is at best uncertain, if not actively disputed. Here, then, is a particularly compelling reason for the publication of these documents. The records of the various British government departments represented here provide by far the most extensive and complete survey of the evolution of territorial affairs in Arabia and the Gulf. They will certainly form the core of any future legal debate focussing upon the historical aspects of any one of the region´s boundaries on land or sea.


This collection makes available copies of the several thousand documents which have determined the territorial divisions of Arabia today. An appreciation of Arabia´s territorial history is essential for an understanding of contemporary political events in the region. Boundaries were originally defined by Britain to protect her interests in the area but it is the relatively new, independent states of the Gulf and the peninsula who have to live within this imposed territorial framework. This has not always been easy and boundary disputes remain a ready source of friction between many neighbouring states. To complicate the picture further certain boundaries in the southern peninsula have not yet been agreed at the time of publication, (1988).
The future settlement of such borders demands an intimate knowledge of Arabia´s territorial past. This is best provided by inspection of the records of the British government, the most important items of which have been selected for presentation in these volumes. Their publication in this form offers two advantages. First, it makes available to a wider audience material previously located only in the archives of the National Archives at Kew and the India Office Library and Records, London. Second, the sequence of documents appearing in these volumes has been drawn from a vast and complex web of material and totally re-organised in a clear, coherent and logical manner.


The criteria for the selection of documents are the following. Records have been identified which either specifically define the various boundaries concerned or throw direct light on their origin or evolution. Thus the records presented include treaties, letters, telegrams, memoranda and notes, the latter often being diplomatic summaries and assessments. The events described include negotiations, agreements, disputes, incursions and claims.
The aim in this publication is to present a sequence of original file material in integral form for the benefit of the researcher. The editors have refrained from judgement and comment other than to provide notes on the historical background to the records in each volume. Individual documents are reproduced in their entirety and balance is maintained where files include submissions of more than one point of view. This edition is reprinted from original material varying greatly in size and quality. For ease of handling the volumes have been printed to the regular library format of 248 x 160mm. The accompanying maps are supplied in map boxes made and bound in a similar form to the text volumes. The maps have been reproduced as far as possible in their original sizes and colours.


The collection is organised in the first instance according to geographical sequence. Each interstate boundary around the periphery of Saudi Arabia is examined in turn in a clockwise manner. The material on each boundary is then presented, in the respective volumes, in chronological order. The first two volumes deal with general political issues in the Arabian Peninsula.
The starting point for the collection is determined by an agreement of 1853 which (although some material of earlier date is included) marks Britain´s resolve to impose a peace upon the southern Gulf region.
The editors have written a General Introduction discussing the special characteristics of boundaries in the Arabian peninsula. Each volume or group of volumes is then preceded by an editorial note on the historical background to the documents for that area.
 Volume 1: General Issues of Political Control and Sovereignty I, 1866-1914
Volume 2: General Issues of Political Control and Sovereignty II, 1914-1930 ; Ottoman Claims to Sovereignty in the Arabian Peninsula, 1879-1920; Saudi Arabia: Internal Boundaries, 1920-1935
Volume 3: Aden Protectorate-Imamate of Yemen I, 1901-1928
Volume 4: Aden Protectorate-Imamate of Yemen II, 1931-1957; Saudi Arabia-Imamate of Yemen, 1934  
Volume 5: Saudi Arabia-Transjordan I, 1924-1932  
Volume 6: Saudi Arabia-Transjordan II, 1932-1940  
Volume 7: Kuwait-Iraq I, 1899-1940  
Volume 8: Kuwait-Iraq II, 1941-1957  
Volume 9: Saudi Arabia-Kuwait, 1919-1957; Saudi Arabia-Iraq, 1922-1925
Volume 10: Saudi Arabia-Bahrain, 1938-1957; Bahrain-Qatar, 1937-1954
Volume 11: Persian claims to Bahrain I, 1862-1928  
Volume 12: Persian claims to Bahrain II, 1929-1957
Volume 13: Issues of Island Sovereignty: the Gulf, 1856-1957; Issues of Island Sovereignty: the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, 1854-1957
Volume 14: Trucial Coast: Internal Boundaries, 1902-1957
Volume 15: Saudi Arabia-Trucial Coast I, 1934-1935  
Volume 16: Saudi Arabia-Trucial Coast II, 1935-1949
Volume 17: Saudi Arabia-Trucial Coast III, 1949-1957
Volume 18: Saudi Arabia-Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1934-1957
Volume 19: Sultanate of Muscat and Oman-Trucial Coast, 1901-1956; Trucial Coast-Qatar, 1928-1954; Saudi Arabia-Qatar, 1934-1955
Volume 20: Buraimi, 1954-1956  
Volume 21: Territorial Waters and Seabed Claims in the Gulf, 1934-1955
Volume 22: International Relations and Issues of Sovereignty in the Post-war Era, 1951-1957; Sultanate of Muscat and Oman-Aden Protectorate, 1946-1956; Saudi Arabia-Aden Protectorate, 1955-1956
Volumes 23-25: Map boxes: for details see MAPS below
Volumes 26-29: Continuation volumes for 1958; 1959
Volume 30: 1960


The following table is not an exhaustive list of contents but indicates documents of particular political and historical importance included in the collection.

Volume 1: General Issues Of Political Control And Sovereignty I, 1866-1914
  • Secret Bond between Sultan of Muscat and Britain, 1891
  • Treaties and Agreements to be shown to newly invested Trucial Chiefs on their accession, 1906
  • General Treaty with the Arab Tribes of the Persian Gulf, 1820
  • Treaty of Peace in perpetuity, 1853
  • Protectorate Treaties, 1892
  • Memorandum on British interests in the Persian Gulf, 1908
  • Memorandum on the Baghdad Railway, 1910
  • Saudi desire for Persian Gulf port, 1913
Volume 2: General Issues Of Political Control And Sovereignty II, 1914-1930
  • Husain-McMahon correspondence, 1915
  • Sykes-Picot Agreement, 1916
  • Arabian Peace Conference, 1919
  • Protectorate (Mecca) Agreements: Asir and Hejaz, Nejd and Dependencies, 1926
    Treaty of Jiddah between Ibn Saud and Britain, 1927
  • Memorandum on telegraph stations in the Persian Gulf, 1928
  • Visit to Persian Gulf of Danish fishing vessel flying Persian flag, 1936
  • Ottoman Claims To Sovereignty In The Arabian Peninsula,1879-1920
  • Turkish jurisdiction in the Persian Gulf, 1879
  • Turkish designs on Oman, 1885
  • Turkish garrison at el Bidaa, 1888
  • Turkish influence on Arab coast, 1889
  • Aden protectorate, 1904-1914
  • Turkish aggression in the Persian Gulf, 1911
  • Treaty of Sevres, 1920
  • Saudi Arabia: Internal Affairs, 1920-1935
  • Memorandum on the seven independent Arabian states (Yemen, Asir, Hejaz, Nejd, Kuwait, Jebel Shammar and Jauf), 1935

Volume 3: Aden Protectorate - Imamate Of Yemen I, 1901-1928 

  • Territory ruled by the Kasyti family, 1901
  • Aden frontier delimitation, 1901-1906
  • Note on Aden demarcation by Sir William Lee-Warner, 1902
  • Territories of Amir Dthali, 1902
  • Memorandum on relations of the British Government with tribes of the Aden hinterland, 1906
  • Ratification of 1905 boundary settlement, 1914
  • Zeidi encroachment into Aden protectorate, 1927
Volume 4: Aden Protectorate - Imamate Of Yemen II, 1931-1957
  • Dynastic claims of Imam to protectorate, 1931
  • Status of Hadramaut, 1932
  • Yemeni encroachment into Audhali territory, 1933
  • Yemeni frontier incidents, 1939-1940
  • Anglo-Yemen procedure for settlement of frontier cases, 1942
  • Frontier between Aden and Yemen, 1956
  • Saudi Arabia-Imamate Of Yemen, 1934
  • Treaty of Taif, 1934
Volume 5: Saudi Arabia-Transjordan I, 1924-1932
  • The Hadda Agreement, 1925
  • Ibn Saud and the Hejaz, 1925
  • Memorandum by Mr G. Antonius on eastern frontier of Transjordan, 1925
  • Sir Gilbert Clayton´s mission, 1925
  • Raids on Nejd-Transjordan frontier, 1931
  • Frontier relations between Transjordan, Hejaz and Nejd, 1932
Volume 6: Saudi Arabia-Transjordan II, 1932-1940
  • British policy on Saudi-Transjordan frontier relations, 1933
  • Preparation of map, 1934
  • Treaty of friendship between Ibn Saud and Abdullah, 1934
  • Major Glubb´s report on alleged violations of Saudi territory, 1936
  • Position of Tutun wells in relation to frontier, 1936
  • Saudi-Transjordan frontier survey, 1940
  • British proposals for Saudi-Transjordan treaty, 1940

Volume 7: Kuwait-Iraq, 1899-1940

  •  Agreement between Britain and Shaikh of Kuwait, 1899
  • Khor Abdullah and the Baghdad Railway, 1905
  • Evidence of Kuwaiti ownership of Warba and Bubiyan, 1905-1908
  • Status of Kuwait and negotiations with Turkey: draft Anglo- Turkish convention, 1911-1913
  • Position of Kuwait vis-à-vis Iraq and Ibn Saud, 1921
  • Memorandum on Kuwait 1908-1928, 1928
  • Iraq propaganda: absorption of Kuwait by Iraq, 1929
  • Proposed construction of port in Kuwait Bay under Iraq control, 1938-1941

Volume 8: Kuwait-Iraq II, 1941-1957

  •  Umm Qasr, 1941-1948
  • Proposed frontier demarcation, 1950-1951
  • Frontier incidents, 1954
  • Commission to study frontier demarcation, 1955
  • Agreement for development of Umm Qasr port, 1955
  • Frontier dispute, 1956
  • Collapse of Shat al-´Arab water scheme, 1957

Volume 9: Saudi Arabia-Kuwait, 1919-1956 

  • Boundary questions and disputes between Shaikh Salim and Ibn Saud, I919-1921
  • Question of Jahra and British proposals for settlement, 1921-1922
  • Kuwait Conference, 1924-1926
  • Removal of Al Duwish from Kuwait territory, 1929
  • Kuwait-Saudi relations, 1929-1939
  • Kuwait-Saudi agreements: exchange of letters, 1940
  • Oil operations on border of Neutral Zone, 1948-1949
  • Administration of Neutral Zone, 1949
  • Demarcation of Neutral Zone boundaries, 1955
  • Neutral Zone and associated seabed, 1956
  • Saudi Arabia-Iraq 1922-1925
  • Treaty of Mohammerah, 1922
  • Protocol of Uqair, 1922
  • Ibn Saud and Kuwait Conference, 1922-1924
  • The Bahra Agreement, 1925
Volume 10: Saudi Arabia-Bahrain, 1938-1957
  • Ownership and status of Libainat Islands
  • Efforts to determine boundary line, 1951-1952
  • Proposals to delimit seabed, 1957
  • Bahrain-Qatar, 1937-1954
  • Shaikh of Bahrain´s claim to Zubarah, 1937
  • Negotiations over Zubarah, 1937-1945
  • Status of Hawar Islands, 1938-1942
  • Dispute over property in Zubarah area, 1953-1954
Volume 11: Persian Claims To Bahrain I, 1862-1928
  • Turkish claim to sovereignty over Bahrain, 1862
  • Claim of Persian Government to Island of Bahrain, 1886
  • Nasir ibn Mubarak´s claim to Bahrain, 1909
  • Persian claims to Bahrain in the 1920s
  • Memorandum on Bahrain, 1908-1928, 1928

Volume 12: Persian Claims To Bahrain II, 1929-1957 

  • Withdrawal of Persian claims to Bahrain, 1920
  • Persian claims to Bahrain in the 1930s and 1940s
  • Iranian claims of the 1950s

Volume 13: Issues Of Island Sovereignty: The Gulf 1856-1957


  • Persia´s lease of Qishm and Hormuz to Muscat, 1856
  • Question of ownership of Abu Musa and Sir Abu Nu´air Islands, 1874-1892
  • Proposed sale of Tumb Island to Muscat, 1880
  • Persia´s occupation of Sirri Island, 1887-1902
  • Qishm, Hormuz, Angawn and Larak, 1899
  • Ownership of Halul Island, 1913
  • Negotiations regarding status of Tumb and Abu Musa, 1928-1932


  • Seizure of Ras al-Khaimah dhow at Sirri Island, 1935
  • Status of Persian Gulf islands (Farsi, Arabi and Harqus), 1946-1949
  • Territorial claims to Farsi Island, 1949-1950
  • Claims by rulers of Qatar and Abu Dhabi to Halul, 1955-1957
  • Sovereignty of Failakah, Kubbar, Qaru and Farsi Islands, 1955
  • Anglo-US talks on future control of Persian Gulf, 1957
  • Iranian claims to Persian Gulf islands, 1957
  • Ownership of Farsi and Arabi Islands, 1957
  • Issues Of Island Sovereignty: The Red Sea And Indian Ocean, 1854-1957
  • Muscat´s cession of Kuria Muria to Britain, 1854
  • Agreement with Idrisi Sayyid regarding Farasan Islands, 1917
  • Kamaran Island, 1919-1928
  • Transfer of control of Kuria Muria Islands from Aden to Persian Gulf, 1926-1936
  • Future of Kamaran Islands, 1946
  • Possibility of return to Kuria Muria Islands to Muscat, 1955
  • Claim by Yemen to Kamaran Island, 1955
  • Sovereignty of Red Sea Islands, 1957

14: Trucial Coast: Internal Boundaries, 1902-1957

  • Dispute between Sharjah and Dubai including sovereignty of Fujairah, 1902-1931
  • Question of independence for Hamriya, 1922-1931
  • Memorandum on the Trucial Chiefs, 1908-1928, 1928
  • Claim of Sharjah to Dhaid, 1929-1942
  • Tribal and territorial claims in the Trucial Coast, 1934-1949
  • Question of independence for Fujairah, 1939-1950
  • Status of Hamriya, 1937-1948
  • Dubai-Abu Dhabi boundary dispute, 1945-1952
  • Ras al-Khaimah-Balcha dispute, 1950-1952
  • P.C.L. concessions on Trucial Coast, 1951
  • Kalba boundary dispute, 1953
  • Ras al-Khaimah-Umm al Qaiwain frontier settlement, 1954
  • British Government´s consideration of land and sea boundaries of Trucial Shaikhdoms in response to Buraimi crisis, 1955-1957
Volume 15: Saudi Arabia-Trucial Coast I, 1934-1935
  • Historical memorandum on relations of Wahhabi Emirs and Ibn Saud with eastern Arabia and British Government, 1800-1934
  • Eastern and south-eastern boundaries of Saudi Arabia: negotiations with Ibn Saud, 1934-1935
Volume 16: Saudi Arabia-Trucial Coast II, 1935-1949
  • Anglo-Saudi frontier negotiations, 1934-1944
  • Discussions with and intentions of oil companies, 1937-1942
  • Saudi Arabian boundaries: negotiations with Ibn Saud, 1944-1950
Volume 17: Saudi Arabia-Trucial Coast III, 1949-1957
  • Summary of evidence for claims of Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Muscat to areas on their side of the boundary line with Saudi Arabia, 1949-1950
  • Saudi incursions over the Abu Dhabi frontier, 1947-1950
  • Abu Dhabi - Saudi Arabia frontier dispute: diplomatic negotiations, 1953
  • Wilfred Thesiger´s remarks on border situations, 1953
  • Arbitration evidence and preparation of Buraimi memorial, 1955
  • Violation of frontiers of Saudi Arabia by British oil company in Abu Dhabi, 1955
  • Dispute between Saudi Arabia and Britain over Buraimi part of frontier between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, 1957
Volume 18: Saudi Arabia-Sultanate Of Muscat And Oman, 1934-1957
  • Situation of Saudi-Muscat border zone in the 1930s
  • Britain urges Muscat to claim a western boundary, mid-1940s
  • Claims and counterclaims of the late 1940s and early 1950s
  • Summary of history of the boundary dispute between Saudi Arabia and the Shaikhdoms of Qatar and Abu Dhabi and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1953
  • Political relations between Muscat and Oman and Saudi Arabia, 1957
  • Proposed demarcation of the frontiers between Muscat and Saudi Arabia and between Muscat and Aden, 1957
Volume 19: Sultanate Of Muscat And Oman- Trucial Coast, 1901-1956
  • Status of Khor Fakhan, 1901-1903
  • Memorandum on Muscat, 1908-1928, 1928
  • Status of the Wadi al-Qaur and Oman-Qishn dispute, 1938-1941
  • Dispute between the Shaikh of Dibba and Muscat, 1940-1944
  • Sultanate of Muscat-Ras al-Khaimah boundary dispute, 1948-1955
  • Abu Dhabi-Muscat boundary, 1953-1954
  • Status of the Wadi Madha, 1955
  • Dispute between Sharjah and Muscat over border villages, 1955-1956
  • Trucial Coast-Qatar, 1928-1954
  • Memorandum on Qatar, 1908-1916, 1928
  • Abu Dhabi-Qatar frontier dispute, 1952-1955
  • Evidence in Abu Dhabi-Qatar frontier dispute, 1954
  • Saudi Arabia-Qatar, 1934-1955
  • Southern boundary of Qatar and connected problems, 1934
  • Qatar frontier negotiations, 1935-1938
  • Summary of evidence for boundary disputes between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, 1951
  • The problem of Qatar´s southern frontier, 1955
Volume 20: Buraimi 1954-1956
  • Buraimi-Dhakirah frontier dispute, 1954
  • Military precautions against Saudi Arabian incursion into Trucial States and Muscat, 1954
    Buraimi oil concession: frontier incident, 1954
  • Situation in Buraimi, 1955
  • Access to Buraimi Zone, 1955
  • Breakdown of Arbitration proceedings, 1955
  • Occupation of Buraimi Zone, 1955
  • Negotiations between Saudi Arabia and Britain over frontier between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia in Buraimi, 1956
Volume 21: Territorial Waters And Seabed Claims In The Gulf, 1934-1955
  • Limits of Persian territorial waters, 1934-1940
  • Infringement of Muscat territorial waters by Persian navy, 1937-1938
  • Seabed of the Gulf, 1949
  • Bahrain-Qatar seabed, 1949
  • Kuwait seabed and islands concessions, 1949
  • Bahrain-Saudi Arabia seabed, 1949
  • Trucial States seabed concessions, 1950-1951
  • Qatar seabed concessions, 1951-1952
  • Conflicting claims to seabeds, shoals and islands in the Gulf, 1955
  • Kuwaiti claims to seabed sovereignty, 1955
  • Proposed determination of a sea boundary between Qatar and Bahrain, 1955
Volume 22: International Relations And Issues Of Sovereignty In The Postwar Era, 1951-1957
  • Saudi Arabian relations with Gulf states, 1955-1956
  • Political relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, 1956-1957
  • Political relations between Iraq and Gulf states, 1956
  • Importance of Gulf to future of the Middle East, 1957
  • US relations with the Gulf states, 1957
  • British policy on the future of Muscat and Oman, 1957
  • British relations with Saudi Arabia, 1957
  • Foreign policy of Saudi Arabia, 1957
  • Sultanate Of Muscat and Oman-Aden Protectorate, 1946-1956
  • Border situation in the late 1940s
  • Proposed demarcation of boundary between Muscat and Aden, 1956
  • Saudi Arabia-Aden Protectorate, 1955-1956
  • Negotiations over the disputed boundary between Saudi Arabia and the eastern Aden protectorate, 1955-1956
Volumes 23-25: Maps see below
Volumes 26 - 30: Documentation For The Years 1958-1960
  • Saudi Arabia-Bahrain seabed
  • Bahrain-Qatar dispute
  • Sovereignty of various islands
  • Qatar-Trucial Coast dispute
  • Buraimi continuing dispute
  • Aden-Yemen incidents
  • Sultanate of Oman and Trucial Coast (UAE) boundaries
  • Territorial waters and seabed claims, (1970)


Volume 23: Maps 1-13
Map 01. Map of Arabia illustrative of W.G. Palgrave´s journey in 1862-1863; shows territory under nominal jurisdiction of the Ottoman Empire, Sultan of Muscat and Wahhabi Amirs; London, 1865.
Map 02. Limits of the Kingdom of the Hedjaz as agreed upon by Britain and France in October 1917; London, October 1917.
Map 03. Aden Survey: marked with limits of Captain R.A. Wahab´s survey of 1891-1892; Calcutta, May 1893.
Map 04. Aden Survey: marked with limits of Captain R.A. Wahab´s survey of 1891-1892; and boundaries of tribes under British influence, 1891-1892; Calcutta, August 1895.
Map 05. Map showing the limits of the settlement of Aden: shows limits of British, tribal and military territory; prepared by Captain F.M. Hunter; Calcutta, July 1900.
Map 06. General Maitland´s proposal for area to be surveyed by joint Anglo-Ottoman boundary commission in Dthali region; Calcutta, 1901.
Map 07. Sketch of the attack on Ad Dareja, southern Arabia, showing position of Muhammad bin Nasr Mukhbil´s tower and Turkish boundary; prepared by Captain A.L. Pilleau; Simla, August 1901.
Map 08. Sketch map showing boundary claimed by British Commissioners and that claimed by Turkish Commissioners in the neighbourhood of Dthali; signed by Colonel R.A. Wahab; Aden, April 1902.
Map 09. Dthali boundary, Arabia, with various lines drawn by Colonel R.A. Wahab, British Boundary Commissioner; London, June 1902.
Map 10. Boundary line in area west of Ad Dthala; London, June 1902.
Map 11. Map of the Aden frontier: shows British and Turkish boundary proposals, and boundary in Dthali region; prepared by Colonel R.A. Wahab; War Office, London, January 1903.
Map 12A. Southern Arabia: map illustrating the boundary demarcated by the Anglo-Turkish Commission 1902-1904: sheet A showing boundary from point I (Wadi Bana) to point XXXIX (Jebel Sarir); Simla, June 1904.
Map 12B. Southern Arabia: map illustrating the boundary demarcated by the Anglo-Turkish Commission 1902-1904: sheet B showing boundary from point XL (Jebel Mansura) to point LI (Ras Namis); Simla, June 1904.
Map 12C. Southern Arabia: map illustrating the boundary demarcated by the Anglo-Turkish Commission 1902-1904: sheet C is a list of references for sheets A and B; Simla, June 1904.
Map 13 Map of Subaihi Border, Survey of India: shows Anglo-Turkish boundary from point LXIV (Ras Iraf) to point LXV (Barh am Ashara) with references: continuation of maps 12A, 12B and 12C; Bombay, August 1904.

Volume 24: Maps 14-29
Map 14. Map of Shekh Said, Survey of India: shows line proposed by Government of India in telegram of 14th July 1904; Bombay, August 1904.
Map 15. Map showing Tribes and New Boundary of the Aden Protectorate; War Office London, January 1906.
Map 16. Map of the Aden Protectorate showing boundary with Turkish Arabia and Turkish territory north of Perim ´not to be alienated´: note of boundary agreement north-east of Wadi Bana; Simla, 1908.
Map 17. Map of Part of Arabia; shows Aden boundary as delimited in 1903-1905, Turkish territory not to be alienated, the ´Violet Line´ running north-east from Wadi Bana to latitude 20º in the Rub al Khali and the Blue Line of the Anglo-Turkish Convention of the 29th July 1913; War Office, London, February 1914.
Map 18. Sketch map showing proposals for adjustment in boundary between Aden Protectorate and Imamate of Yemen and names of tribes and sub-sections of tribes; Colonial Office, Aden, 1933.
Map 19. Sketch map showing boundary between Aden Protectorate and Imamate of Yemen and internal tribal divisions within the Protectorate; Colonial Office, Aden, 1935.
Map 20. Sketch map of the Aden Protectorate from Shuqra to Wadi Meifah: shows boundary between Western and Eastern Aden Protectorate; Royal Air Force, Aden, 1947.
Map 21. Sketch map of frontier area between Aqaba and Wadi Sirhan; War Office, London, 1934.
Map 22. Sketch map of area to be surveyed in Aqaba-Rum region; Colonial Office, Amman, 1934.
Map 23. Sketch map of area to be surveyed in Jebel Tubaiq region; Colonial Office, Amman, 1934.
Map 24. Sketch map showing area to be covered by proposed Transjordan Air Survey; Colonial Office, Amman, 1934.
Map 25. Proposals for Saudi-Transjordanian boundary in Al Jauf area, 1938: shows Black, Blue, Blue-dotted and Green Line proposals, 1925-1927; War Office, London, 1938.
Map 26. Map of Kuwait-Iraq frontier with special reference to location of proposed port at Umm Qasr; shows boundary lines according to interpretation of 1923 exchange of letters and proposal in a note of 1940; Foreign Office, London, January 1948.
Map 27. Map to show limits of Kuwait and adjacent country, 1913: shows ´Red´ and ´Green´ Lines of 29th July 1913 Anglo-Turkish Convention: map is copy of Annex No. 5 to 1913 Convention; Foreign Office, London, May 1954.
Map 28. Northwards extension of proposed Saudi-Bahrain seabed delimitation with note; Foreign Office, London, 1955.
Map 29. Map showing proposed Saudi-Bahrain seabed delimitation; Foreign Office, London, 1955.

Volume 25: Maps 30-45
Map 30. Map showing position of Halul island in relation to offshore Qatari and Trucial Coast concession areas; Foreign Office, London, 1956.
Map 31. Sketch map of disputed areas between Dubai and Abu Dhabi: shows Dubai claim of 1949; Political Agency, Sharjah, January 1949.
Map 32. Sketch map of various proposals for solution of Dubai-Abu Dhabi boundary dispute; Political Agency, Sharjah, January 1949
Map 33. Sketch map showing territorial limits of various Trucial Coast shaikhdoms as recognised by Britain; after 1955 Report of J.F. Walker; Political Agency, Dubai, 1956
 Map 34. Chart showing the pearl banks along the southern coast of the Gulf between Ras Tanura and Dubai: enclosure to part III of Volume 1 of J.G. Lorimer´s Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia, London, 1908: presented as evidence in memorandum supporting claims of Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Muscat and boundary dispute with Saudi Arabia; Foreign Office, London, 1949.
Map 35. Outline map to accompany ´Note on Parts of Eastern Arabia´: shows southern boundary of Qatar mainland concession area and further suggestions for boundary delimitation: also detailed inset of Buraimi area; Foreign Office, London, 1949.
Map 36. Map of the frontier area of Qatar: relates to correspondence on the Anglo-Saudi (Dammam) Frontier Conference, February 1952; Foreign Office, London, April 1952.
Map 37. Map showing various claims to territory in south-eastern Arabia, 1935-1952; Foreign Office, London, April 1952.
Map 38. General map of the Trucial Coast showing disputed areas referred to arbitration by Anglo-Saudi agreement of 30th July 1954: Map A of the British Memorial prepared for submission before the Buraimi Arbitration Tribunal; Foreign Office, London, 1955.
Map 39. Map showing the ´Blue Line´ of the Anglo-Turkish Convention of 29th July 1913 and other frontier lines suggested by the two parties in subsequent negotiations: Map B of the British Memorial prepared for submission before the Buraimi Arbitration Tribunal; Foreign Office, London, May 1955.
Map 40. Map showing Dhafrah, Liwa and Buraimi zone: Map E of the British Memorial prepared for submission before the Buraimi Arbitration Tribunal; Foreign Office, London, July 1955.
Map 41. Map giving detail of Buraimi zone: Map F of the British Memorial prepared for submission before the Buraimi Arbitration Tribunal; Foreign Office, London, July 1955.
Map 42. Map showing suggested limits for jurisdiction over the subsoil of the Gulf seabed: adapted to show continental shelf claim of Qatar; Foreign Office, London, 1949.
Map 43. Map showing suggested limits for jurisdiction over the subsoil of the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman seabed; Foreign Office, London, 1949.
Map 44. Map showing suggested division of Gulf seabed according to median-line principle: prepared by S.W. Boggs for United States State Department, Washington, 1949.
Map 45. Map showing the disputed areas referred to arbitration in Anglo-Saudi agreement of 30th July 1954 and location of subsequent frontier incidents in south-eastern Arabia before January 1955; Foreign Office, London, January 1955.