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'Routes in Arabia' [‎589] (622/852)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (425 folios). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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Route No. 175— oontd.
11 AL-WAISIT* .. 22 m. Atm. 7,'Ain-an-Naqa
- (unreliable).
212 m. At m. 10, the seven
wells of Marainat with water at 10 feet. About 10 miles to the
east of these wells and roughly midway between them and Jabal
Shidad are the quicksands of Nuqrat-al-Huthatha.
The wells of Al-Waisit are situated near the western edge
of the wddi and are hidden amongst the hillocks covered with
brushwood, with a few stunted palms.
The Wadi -al-Aili runs into the Wadi Sirhan just east of Al-
12 abu qasr .. 17 m. The country now
(or A n N abaq). ceases to be volcanic,
229 m. an d changes to a big
rolling steppe, with flinty soil, covered with short scrub and with
occasional belts of sand and sandhills.
At m. 7, the wells of Al-Maisari on the west of the wddi.
At Abu Qasr the wells are sunk in sandstone and contain"
good water at 12 feet.
13 HALAIQIM •• U m. Atm. 10, well of
240 m> At Halaiqim, wells.
14 SABAIKHA .. 20 m. Atm. 13, well of
20Q m- At m. 16, the 10
wells of 'Arfajiyah.
At m. 19/ about 2 miles to the east, are the 5 wells of Mashahs
At m. 19^, the 4 wells of Shaghar.
At Sabaikha, 15 to 20 wells.
16 adhar 'A ... 32 m. At m. 4, the 6 wells of
Maqum about 3 or 4
292 m miles to the south of
Sabaikha, with water at 30 feet. These wells arc situated near
• The routes i olio wed by Wallin from Tufailah and by Palgrave from Ma'an
join this route here.

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This volume contains descriptions of the 'more important of the known routes in Arabia proper' produced by the General Staff in Simla, India. It is divided up as follows:

Part I - Routes in North-Eastern, Eastern, and Southern Arabia.

Part II - Routes in South-Western, Western, and North-Western Arabia.

Part III - Miscellaneous Routes in Mesopotamia.

Appendix A - Information about Routes etc in the Rowanduz District by Abdullah Pasha, Hereditary Chief of Rowanduz and ex-official of the Turkish Government.

Appendix B - Information relating to Navigation etc of the Tigris between Mosul and Baghdad supplied by our Raftsmen.

The volume contains a Glossary of Arabic Terms used in the route descriptions and a map of Arabia with the routes marked on it.

Extent and format
1 volume (425 folios)

Divided into three sections as outlined in the scope and content.

The file contains a contents page that lists all of the routes included on folios 6-13 and uses the original printed pagination system.

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Condition: A bound, printed volume.

Foliation: The file's foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Please note that f 424 is housed inside f 425.

Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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English in Latin script
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