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Item:3625252541451954 U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Chart or Map of The Kaouar Oasis, Niger ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Kaouar Oasis French Equatorial Africa-French West Africa. Description: This is a fine 1954 U.S. Air Force aeronautical chart or map of the Kaouar Oasis in north east Niger. The map covers the region from Kaussa Arma north to Gouonega in Chad. The towns of Bilma, and Dirkou are noted. The map is highly detailed, noting communes, valleys, mountains, deserts, rivers, dunes, cities and other hydrographical and topographical features essential for the air pilot. Famous for the production of salt and dates, were part of the Bornu Empire and the Fezzan caravan route. Though mostly desert, 19th century Fezzan had numerous oases and supported a relatively large population. This desert kingdom was a critical stopping point for trade caravans crossing the Sahara since antiquity. Verso of this chart features legends and a world aeronautical chart index. This chart was published by the USAF Aeronautical Chart and Information Center and was issued as chart no. 663. First issued in 1948, this is the third edition revised to May 1954. Size: Printed area measures 22 inches high by 29 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Minor wear and toning along original fold lines. Minor spotting in red. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your Federal Express Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange payment. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay or contact us by telephone at 646-320-8650. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. My phone number is 646-320-8650. "Condition:Very good. Minor wear and toning along original fold lines. Minor spotting in red.
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1954 U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Chart or Map of The Kaouar Oasis, Niger