7 results in English
Dhows of the Indian Ocean: Disputes over Zanzibar and Muscat
Les boutriers de la Mer des Indes, affaires de Zanzibar et Mascate (The dhows of the Indian Ocean: Disputes over Zanzibar and Muscat) is a diplomatic history of the confrontation in the 19th century between France and Britain involving these territories. Britain’s goal was to preserve maritime security in the Indian Ocean, while France was attempting to retain its few trading outposts and its diplomatic influence in Muscat, Zanzibar, and on the East African coast. The author, Charles Brunet, takes the view that the French position was doomed because ...
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The Sultanate of Oman: The Question of Muscat
Le Sultanat d’Oman: La question de Mascate (The Sultanate of Oman: the question of Muscat) is an analysis of treaties and other agreements between France, Great Britain, and Oman concerning commerce in the Indian Ocean from the mid-19th century until the time of writing on the eve of World War I. The diplomatic study is preceded by a political history of the sultanate and a discussion of European influence in Oman from the 16th century onward. The author, Prince Firuz Kajari (1889‒1937), is better known in Iranian history ...
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Gulf of Aden Pilot
Derrotero del Golfo de Aden (Gulf of Aden pilot) is a set of navigational instructions in Spanish for the Gulf of Aden, the east coast of Arabia, Socotra and adjacent islands, and the coast of Somalia. Shown here is the revised and updated second edition published in 1887. Most of the information is derived from other publications, namely the 1885 French pilot Instructions nautiques sur la mer Rouge et le golfe d’Aden (Nautical instructions for the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden) and the 1882 Gulf of Aden ...
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Indian Ocean: Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf Pilot
Instructions nautiques: Océan Indien: Golfe d'Oman et Golfe Persique (Indian Ocean: Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf pilot) is a detailed guide to navigation in the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. It was published by the Hydrographic Service of the French Navy and is substantially based on the Persian Gulf Pilot published by the British Admiralty in 1898. It includes information on the political divisions of the region as well as oceanography and meteorology. Early chapters describe the sailing conditions of the Makran coast (in present-day Pakistan ...
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A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, undertaken in the Years 1789 and 1790: Containing an Account of the Sechelles Islands and Trincomale
Louis de Grandpré was a French army officer who made an extensive tour of the Indian Ocean region in 1789-90. This account of his voyage is an English translation of the original French version, which was published in Paris in 1801 under the title Voyage dans l’Inde et au Bengale fait dans les années 1789 et 1790, contenant la description des îles Séchelles et de Trinquemaly. Grandpré began his voyage in the French-controlled Île de France (Isle of France), as Mauritius was called, passed by the Maldives, and visited ...
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The Benefits from Knowing the Basics and Rules of Seafaring
This work is a collection of eight treatises related to the science of seafaring and navigation by Ibn Mājid al-Julfārī al-Sa‘dī, the most renowned Muslim navigator of the 15th century (9th century AH). It was originally assembled in 1490. The works are bound together in one large tome and include information about the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, and other major bodies of water known to the author. The work meticulously lists and describes sea routes, harbors, and other points of interest to ...
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Makian As It Appears from the Side of Ngofakiaha
This view of the island of Makian and the village of Ngofakiaha in the Maluku Islands (present-day Indonesia) is from the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem. Representing the entire surface of the Earth, the 50 volume work is often considered the most beautiful and most remarkable atlas ever composed. The collectors atlas (a special form of compiling cartographic material) was based on the Atlas Maior (Great atlas), published in Amsterdam by Joan Blaeu (1596–1673) in various editions between 1662 and 1672. This was the largest and most expensive book produced ...
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