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'Prepared by order of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for India. 1876. Scale 16 Miles to 1 Inch.This map is a part of Capt. O. B. St John's Map of Persia, with alterations and additions by Capt. Napier.'Printing statement: 'Trel. Saunders'.
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Genre/Subject Matter:This image shows a mehaleh (or mahaila) river boat under sail on the Tigris.Inscriptions:Ink, below image: 'A Mehaleh on the Tigris.'Pencil, above image to the right: ‘31’; ‘9’
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Genre/Subject Matter:This image shows a mehaleh (or mahaila) river boat under sail on the Tigris.Inscriptions:Ink, below image: 'A Mehaleh, or river boat on the Tigris.'
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Genre/Subject Matter:View of a mosque or mausoleum at Aden, which may be an earlier incarnation of the Mosque of Abu Bakr al-‘Aydarus. The original building was constructed in the fifteenth century but heavily reconstructed at some point in the nineteenth century, perhaps after this sketch was made. The artist indicates the connection with al-‘Aydarus in the inscription in pencil which reads ‘Sheik Hydroos [Aydroos]’Several figures are sketched in at the entrance to the mosque; a flagstaff appears immediately outside it. Behind the building the faint lines of a step rocky outcrop have been indicated.The sketch is signed lower right with the initials of the artist.Inscriptions:Recto, in pencil, along lower edge: ‘Sheikh Hydroos’Recto, in pen, along lower edge: ‘A Mussulman Temple – Aden. SBH.’Verso, in pencil, along upper edge and lefthand edge: ‘WD3476’; ‘Plan of Aden No. 2’Temporal Context:This sketch was probably made between January 1939, when Stafford Bettesworth Haines seized Aden, and 1854, when he was recalled to Bombay to face embezzlement and fraud charges, during which time Haines administered Aden.
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A paper by Captain Maurice Patrick O'Connor Tandy detailing the British connection with Seistan.The paper is divided into three sections:Part I: 'A brief review of British Consular activity in Seistan.';Part II: 'The present position in Seistan.';Part III: 'Possible future changes in Seistan and the policy recommended to Government.'Three appendices (folios 17-19) give the value of overland trade between India and Iran, 1900-1938; the numbers of British subjects in (a) Seistan, and (b) Birjand, 1934-39; and 'A brief note on Birjand'.The paper is accompanied by a covering letter (folio 1) from Tandy in his capacity as HM Vice-Consul, Birjand, dated 18 September 1939.
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A New Account of East-India and Persia, in Eight Letters. Being Nine Years Travels, Begun 1672. And Finished 1681. Containing Observations made of the Moral, Natural, and Artificial Estate of Those Countries: Namely, of their Government, Religion, Laws, Customs. Of the Soil, Climates, Seasons, Health, Diseases. Of the Animals, Vegetables, Minerals, Jewels. Of their Housing, Cloathing, Manufactures, Trades, Commodities. And of the Coins, Weights, and Measures, Used in the Principal Places of Trade in Those Parts.Author: John Fryer, M D.Publication Details: London: R R [Richard Roberts] for Richard Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St Paul's Churchyard.Physical Description: initial Roman numeral pagination (i-xiii) and another Roman numeral pagination at the end of the volume (i-xxiv); with maps and figures; folio.
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A New Account of the East-Indies: Being the Observations and Remarks of Capt. Alexander Hamilton Who resided in those Parts from the Year 1688, to 1723, Trading and Travelling, by Sea and Land, to most of the countries and Islands of Commerce and Navigation, between the Cape of Good-Hope, and the Island of Japan. The Second Edition. Volume I.By Alexander Hamilton.Publication Details: Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, London, 1739.Physical Description: Octavo.
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A New Account of the East-Indies: Being the Observations and Remarks of Capt. Alexander Hamilton Who resided in those Parts from the Year 1688, to 1723, Trading and Travelling, by Sea and Land, to most of the countries and Islands of Commerce and Navigation, between the Cape of Good-Hope, and the Island of Japan. The Second Edition. Volume II.By Alexander Hamilton.Publication Details: Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, London, 1739.Physical Description: Octavo.
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Imprint:London, Published by Laurie and Whittle, 53 Fleet StreetDistinctive Features:Relief shown by shading.Provinces outlined in colour.
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This volume consists of a précis issued by the Government of India which provides comprehensive details regarding the history of relations between the British Government and the tribes and rulers of 'Arabistan. The volume is divided into eleven sections as follows:I. British Interests in 'Arabistan;II. 'Arabistan: Internal Politics up to the death of Haji Jabir and genealogical table of Shaikhs of Mohammerah, 1527-1881;III. Shaikh Miz'als's rule, 1882-1897;IV. Shaikh Khaz'al's rule, 1897-1910;V. Shaikh Khaz'al and the Persian Customs;VI. Shaikh Khaz'al: Political Relations with British Government;VII. Piracies;VIII. Turko-Persian Frontier Question;IX. Shaikh of Mohammerah and Turks;X. Irrigation in 'Arabistan;XI. Acquisition and Tenure of Land in 'Arabistan with Annexes.Between folios 51-70, the volume contains a number of appendices including copies of various relevant agreements. On folios 69-70, the volume contains the Persian text of a concession granted to the Nasiri Company for running ships from Ahwaz to Shushtar.The volume was compiled by Lieutenant Arnold Talbot Wilson, Acting Consul for 'Arabistan. The printing statement reads, 'Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, 1912'
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The volume is Lieutenant A T Wilson, IA, Acting Consul for Arabistan, A Précis of the Relations of the British Government with the Tribes and Shaikhs of Arabistan(Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1912).The volume is a compilation of historical, economic and political information about Arabistan [Khuzestan] and its relations with the British, by Lieutenant Arnold Talbot Wilson, Indian Army, Acting Consul for Arabistan.The contents of the volume are as follows:List of Officials in Arabistan;I British Interests in Arabistan, 1635-1800;II Arabistan - Internal Politics up to the death of Haji Jabir and genealogical table of Shaikhs of Mohammerah [Khorramshahr], 1527-1881;III Shaikh Miz'al's Rule, 1882-1897;IV Shaikh Khaz'al's Rule, 1897-1910;V Shaikh Khaz'al and the Persian Customs;VI Shaikh Khaz'al - Political Relations with British Government;VII Piracies;VIII Turko-Persian Frontier Question;IX Shaikh of Mohammerah and Turks;X Irrigation in Arabistan (I Karun; II Karkhah; III Dizful);XI Acquisition and Tenure of Land in Arabistan, with Annexes;Sixteen appendices, numbered I-XVI (supplemented with a later additional appendix, IXa) each containing a transcription (one in French, others translated into English from Persian) of relevant firmans, agreements, concessions, and other documents from the period 1844-1910.
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A Tour to Sheeraz by the Route of Kazroon amd Feerozabad with various Remarks on the Manners, Customs, Laws, Language and Literature of the Persians to which is added A History of Persia from the Death of Kureem Khan to the Subversion of the Zund Dynastyby Edward Scott Waring.Publication Details: London, printed for T Cadell and W Davies, in the Strand, by W Bulmer and Company, Cleveland Row.Physical Description: initial Roman numeral pagination (i-xiii).
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Genre/Subject Matter:This image shows a Turkish steamer and barge en route to Baghdad. The steamer is heavily loaded with people clearly visible on deck, although much of the image is out of focus.Inscriptions:Ink, below image: 'A Turkish steamer and barge en-route for Bagdad'
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This file is comprised of copies of a series of agreements, engagements, and conventions concerning Britain and a number of related parties regarding the construction and/or extension of telegraph lines in Turkey, Persia, the Persian Gulf, and Mekran [Makran Coast] between 1853 and 1916. Related parties include the Chiefs of the Arabian coast (referred to as 'the Chiefs of the Pirates Coast'), Persia, Turkey, and Russia.In addition, there are copies of two concessions granted to the Indo-European Telegraph Company, from 1868 and 1869 respectively (a renewal of the 1868 concession, made in 1882, is also included).
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Admiralty handbook regarding Syria (including Palestine) 'to as far north as the River Orontes and a line Antioch-Aleppo-Meskeneh. For details of the part of Syria beyond this line reference must be made to the Handbook of Asia Minor, Vol. iv, Part 2 (C.B. 847 C).''Contents. Chapters:I. Boundaries and Physical Survey, p 9 (folio 7)II. Climate, p 24 (folio 14v)III. Minerals, Flora and Fauna, p 93 (folio 50)IV. Military History, p 109 (folio 58)V. Inhabitants, p 175 (folio 91)VI. Turkish Administration, p 236 (folio 121v)VII. Agriculture, p 252 (folio 129v)VIII. Industry and Trade, p 276 (folio 141v)IX. Currency, Weights and Measures, p 318 (folio 162v)X. Jebel Ansarīyeh, p 325 (folio 166)XI. Country East of Jebel Ansarīyeh, p 344 (folio 175v)XII. Lebanon, Anti-Lebanon, and Damascus Plain, p 357 (folio 182)XIII. River Systems of Northern Syria, p 395 (folio 201)XIV. Judea and the Southern Desert, p 427 (folio 217)XV. Samaria (including Carmel), p 472 (folio 239v)XVI. Galilee, p 515 (folio 261)XVII. Haurān and Jaulān, p 556 (folio 281v)XVIII. 'Ajlūn and Northern Belqa, p 580 (folio 293v)XIX. Southern Belqa and Ardh el-Kerak, p 612 (folio 309v)XX. El-Jibāl and Esh-Shera, p 636 (folio 321v)XXI. The Ghōr (Jordan and the Dead Sea); and Wādi 'Arabah, p 645 (folio 326)Appendix: Conventional Spellings, p 668 (folio 337v)Index, p 669 (folio 338)Plates, p 725' [missing]
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Copy of 'A handbook of Turkey in Europe, prepared on behalf of the Admiralty, Admiralty War Staff, Intelligence Division, January 1917.'The volume contains thirteen photographic plates (folios 99-106) and a map (folio 171).Contents (folio 6):Section II. Boundaries and Physical Features, p 9 (f 7);II. Climate, p 27 (f 16);III. Modern History, p 34 (f 19v);IV. Ethnology and Languages, p 49 (f 27);V. Religions, p 66 (f 35v);VI. Government and Administration, p 96 (f 50v);VII. Turkish Social Life, p 114 (f 59v);VIII. Economic Geography and Finance, p 142 (f 73v);IX. Chief Towns, p 166 (f 85v);X. Money, Weights and Measures, the Calendar, p 185 (f 95).Section II. Itineraries.Roads, p 193(f 107);Railways, p 276 (f 148v).Index, p 307 (f 164).