Sailing directions for the Arabian Gulf

(Day, A. / Shearme, F. N. [eds.]). Persian Gulf Pilot. Comprising the Persian Gulf and its approaches, from Ras al Hadd, in the South-West, to Cape Monze, in the East. Tenth edition.

London, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty / Lowe & Brydone, 1955.

8vo. (2), L, 312, (2) pp. With several maps and plates. Original cloth.


"The Persian Gulf Pilot contains sailing directions for the Persian gulf and the approaches thereto, from Ras al Hadd, in the south-west, to Cape Monze, in the East".

Also includes copious information on politics, population, languages, trade, currencies, pearl fishery, meteorological information (climate, winds, weather, temperature, humidity), as well as currents, tides, communications and other miscellaneous information.

Binding slightly rubbed. Only two copies in auction records of the past decades (Peter Hopkirk's copy fetching £1,300 at Sotheby's, Oct 14, 1998, lot 1043).


Hydrographic Office Publication 158. OCLC 709448977. Cf. Wilson 171.

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