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ARABIAN COAST--Edward Charles Ross
MAP OF OMAN SHOWING THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE PRINCIPAL TRIBES. COMPILED FOR OFFICIAL USE. [BOMBAY: EDUCATION SOCIETY'S PRESS, BYCULLA, 1874]
Large lithographed map on two sheets joined (620 x 885mm.), coloured in outline, slight creases from folding, minor tear repaired 

ISSUED WITH:

Miles, Samuel Barrett, E.C. Ross (and others)--Bombay Geographical Society. Transactions ... from January 1868 to December 1873. Volume XIX. Bombay: Education Society's Press, Byculla, 1874, FIRST EDITION, 8vo (208 x 127mm.), 5 folding maps, charts and a table [the map of Oman and the Geneological Table in a separate folder], contemporary half calf, green pebbled cloth, leather labels on spine, rather rubbed
[including: Miles, S.B. 'Journal of an Excursion ... in company with  Mons. Muzinger, from Howr, returning to Aden through the Fudhli Country, giving a general description of the country and of the several Arab Tribes occupying it, as also a report upon the geography of the district by Mons. Munzinger']
   


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Provenance

Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914), Political Agent in the Gulf region (1872-1886); donated to Bath Public Library in 1920 by Mrs Miles; later de-accessioned

Catalogue Note

A LARGE AND RARE MAP SHOWING THE ARABIAN COAST FROM ABU DHABI ("Abu Thebi") and DUBAI ("Debay") TO RA'S JIBSH ("Ras Jibsh").

FROM THE LIBRARY OF SAMUEL BARRETT MILES (1838-1914), POLITICAL AGENT IN THE GULF REGION (1872-1886), AND AUTHOR OF "THE COUNTRIES AND TRIBES OF THE PERSIAN GULF".

The map was compiled by Lieut-Colonel Ross, British Political Agent at Muscat, and is based on a chart by Constable and Stiffe, together with interior detail from Welsted's map, with corrections of spelling and "some additions from original native sources." The 'Hinawi' tribes are shown on the map in red letters and the 'Ghafiri' tribes are shown in blue letters, together with known routes. This map was published to accompany Ross's article "Memorandum on the Tribal Divisions in the Principality of Oman, with a Map showing the General Distribution of the Tribes, and a Table showing the Genealogy of the Ruling Dynasty of Muscat" (published in The Transactions of the Bombay Geographical Journal, included in this lot).

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