Very rare wooden box (light wood) with a picture of the sailing-ship the Imaum of Salem. The ship was built in 1850. This ship belonged to the American trader named Benjamin A. West from Salem who had a few ships transporting goods between Zanzibar and Salem. Said bin Sultan was Imaum of Oman and Sultan of Zanzibar, he died in 1856. The American ship is clearly named after him. There was an intense trade between the American harbour Salem and Oman / Zanzibar. Large quantities of dates were exported from Oman to Salem (USA) during the early 19th century, so the trade was not just with Zanzibar. Important piece for the History of Zanzibar and Salem. See slide-show for another painting of the ship. Extremely rare memento of the ship and trade by the famous Mr Benjamin A. West (nicknamed "Zanzibar West") to Zanzibar and Muscat during the 19th century. Apparently the West family owned a oil painting with a similar painting of the ship Imaum. Size 12,5 by 10 cm.