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Preliminary report on our journey in Persia during the winter season 1924-25.
The Anglo-Persian Oil Company Limited London circa 1926 - First edition. Folio (33 x 21cm), 75, [vii]pp., 8 tipped-in photographic plates, 30 diagram and sketch illustrations, 2 large folding maps (1 coloured), map pocket with 2 very large linen-backed maps, 7 folding maps (5 coloured), 1 index sheet (this toned and with 2 small holes 91 marginal), a duplicate folding map has been tippied-in to rear pastedown, original green morocco wallet-style binding lettered in gilt, a fine copy. Very rare. A privately printed confidential report for the directors of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. The purpose of the expedition was to follow up a similar journey made the previous year, resolve problems arising from that journey, and to make a closer study of the general tectonics of the Iranian ranges and the rocksforming them. The report is exclusively geological in nature. It is possibly the most important achievement of De Bockh, in which of his six recommendations of sites for immediate action, four proved ultimately to be major discoveries. The Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) was an English company founded in 1908 following the discovery of a large oil field in Masjed Soleiman, Iran. It was the first company to extract petroleum from Iran. In 1935 APOC was renamed the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) and in 1954 it became the British Petroleum Company (BP), one of the antecedents of the modern BP plc. John Cadman st Baron Cadman FRS, (7 September 1877 – 31 May 1941) was a British mining engineer and petroleum technologist who became chairman of APOC. The Hungarian geologist Hugo de Bockh (1884-1931) was appointed geological adviser to APOC in 1923 and carried out detailed surveys of Persia and Mesopotamia. He also did surveys in South America. A pioneer field work geologist, his activities did not give him much time for writing and the confidential nature of many of his reports mean that he is possibly not as well known as he deserves. COPAC doesn't list any copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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