History of Seyd Said Sultan of Muscat. Together with an account of the countries and people on the shores of the Persian Gulf, particularly of the Wahabees.

Maurizi, Vincenzo. [Shaikh Mansur].

Book ID: 9480

ISBN:      0906672333


8vo. xxxiv, 174 pp., frontispiece map, table, illustration, new introduction by Robin Bidwell, cloth in lightly faded d/w, previous owner’s name inscribed verso front & lower cover, otherwise copy in very good condition, a reprint of 1819 edition, The Oleander Press, Cambridge & NY, 1984.


The original was the first book devoted exclusively to Oman. Maurizi, an Italian doctor and native of Rome, practised medicine in Anatolia, Egypt and Yemen, prior to his arrival in Muscat in 1809. He remained there for a year in the role of personal physician to ruler Seyd Said. In 1810 Maurizi proceeded to Baghdad and Persia, before returning to Oman in 1814 en route to India. He became commander of the forces of the Sultan of Muscat, against the Geovasseom and Wahabis Pirates.

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