The Indo-European Telegraph: Elphinstone Inlet.
Two hand-coloured wood-engraved views, ca. 28 x 19 cms each. Unframed with traces of former mounting.
The pretty views show ships and the fort in Elphinstone Inlet (Khor Ash Sham, the inner inlet of Khasab Bay) at the tip of the Musandam Peninsula, which juts into the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow entry into the Arabian Gulf. The mountains of Musandam are seen towering in the distance.
Removed from The Illustrated London News, 8 July 1865, published when the connection of the UK's "Persian Gulf Telegraphic Cable" between Karachi and Ottoman telegraphic lines was achieved across the Musandam Peninsula. Well preserved.