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Flawless example of the Bartholomew map of the Arabia and contiguous regions, published in Edinburgh.

The map treats the region in magnificent detail, filled with place names, roads and details which are frequently unseen in early maps.

The outline of Trucial Oman (the Trucial States) is shown.  Also called the Trucial Coast or Trucial Sheikhdom, this was the name the British government gave to a group of indigenous tribes in southeastern Arabia whose leaders which were signatories to protective treaties, or truces, with the United Kingdom between 1820 and 1892.  This informal protectorate relationshp lated until December 1, 1971, when the treaties were revoked.  On December 2, 1971, six of the former emirate members, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah, established the United Arab Emirates, with Ras Al Khaimah joining the UAE in 1972.