Lithograph, printed from two sides, 37,5 x 27,5 cm (14.7 x 10.8 inches) (soft folds with minimal wear and tiny holes on the crossings, slightly age-toned, old manuscript on the back, otherwise in a good condition).
A detailed map of Jerusalem was made for the British soldiers in the weeks following the Treaty ofLondon in 1946. The map marks the hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, officers’ clubs, and otherpoints of interests for the army. The text on the back gives information on the city as well as instructions for the soldiers, including safety information.
The map was made in June (and revised in August), immediately after the Treaty of London, signed between the United Kingdom and Transjordan on March 22nd, 1946. The treaty came into force on June 17th, 1946. A month later, on July 22 a terrorist attack was carried on the King David Hotel, targeting the British administrative headquarters for Palestine, which was housed in the southern wing and killing 91 people.