"Some Excursions in Oman" A Travel Expedition undertaken from Abu Dhabi to Baraimi to the Jabal Akhdhar
Item Number: 14573
Sir Percy Cox
COX, Sir Percy. Some Excursions in Oman. In: The Geographical Journal. Vol. LXVI No. 3 (September 1925). London, The Royal Geographical Society, 1925. London, The Royal Geographical Society, 1925. 8vo. pp. 193-227 (entire volume: viii, 193-288 pp., with 22 photographic illustrations and a folding colour map). Original printed blue wrappers.
An all-encompassing narrative of Sir Percy Cox's journey undertaken from Abu Dhabi to Baraimi and along the fringe of Oman on the desert side, to the Jabal Akhdhar or Green Mountains - a distance of about 400 miles; and also his trip from Ras al Khaima to Baraimi and to the coast at Shinas, along it to Sohar. Cox was adviser to the Sultan of Oman and long term resident of the Persian Gulf, who was especially important in the development and creation of modern Iraq. His account features descriptions of the Trucial coast, its principalities and the Great Pearl Bank, local fauna, 'the music of the sands,' Ras al Khaima, stronghold of the Jowasmi pirates, and most interestingly perhaps, encounters with local sheikhs. The illustrations include Fort Jalali in Muscat, Beni Habib Village in Jabal Akhdhar, the entrance to Elphinstone Inlet, Idaiyeh, the Masaikin Plain, the fort at Nejwah, Tanuf, Jabal Khidr: Jabal Akhdhar, a view of the Wadi Mi'aidin towards Birkat al Moz in Sharaija. The folding double map shows the area covered by his journey including the area between Ras-al-Kahimah in the North and the Baraimi Oasis in the South. A complete issue, in very good condition.