HISTORICAL DEPICTION OF OBOK TAKEN FROM THE ROADSTEAD in Northeast Africa ,Antique Historical Print
1886 Historical Antique Print - Wood Engraving
HISTORICAL DEPICTION OF OBOK TAKEN FROM THE ROADSTEAD
Approximate Size of Print: 10 1/2 x 7 inches
There is a 1 - 1/2 inch border around the Plate
Excellent Condition. Print Image is clean, clear, sharp with beautiful detail. As scanned. BLANK ON REVERSE SIDE. Printed on cream color coated heavier paper.
Obock (also Obok, Ubuk) is a small port town of Djibouti, located on the northern shore of the Gulf of Tadjoura where it opens out into the Gulf of Aden. Obock was originally significant as the site of the first French colony in the region, established by treaty with the local Afar rulers on March 11, 1862. The French interest was in having a coaling station for steamships, which would become especially important upon the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. (Up to that time French ships had to buy coal at the British port of Aden across the gulf, an unwise dependency in case of war.)
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