Travels In Arabia. (TWO VOLUMES).

Wellsted, James Raymond. Lieutenant 1805-1842.

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8vo. Vol. I: Oman & Nakab El Hajar: xvi, 446 pp, engraved frontispiece, 2 folding maps (map of Oman torn, repaired and relined), 1 engraving, with dedication to the Queen/ Vol. II: Sinai, Survey of Gulf of Akabah, Coasts of Arabia & Nubia: x, 472 pp, engraved frontispiece, 2 maps one of which is folding, 5 engravings, green cloth, with gilt labels to spines, slightly faded, small ink stamp to titles, plates heavily foxed, set professionally rebound and cleaned, otherwise in very good condition, adverts at rear of second volume dated 1837, John Murray, London, 1838.


James Raymond Wellsted was a surveyor and traveller. In 1830 he was appointed Second Lieutenant of the East India Company’s ship “Palinurus” which made a survey of the Gulf of Akaba and the northern part of the Red Sea and in 1833 surveyed the Southern coast of Arabia. He spent two months exploring the island of Socotra and twice visited Oman, in 1835 and 1837. He retired from the service in 1839, and died a few years later in 1842. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Astronomical Society. Bibliographic references: Howgego III, 635; Macro, Arabian Peninsula, 2283; Gay 3603; Weber I: 289; Wilson p. 242.

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